WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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dr. richard ehrlichman Orphans in Marastoon enjoy an ISAF-sponsored Boy Scout troop. Dr. Ehrlichman later operated on Mohammed (middle row, third from left) Mission Accomplished Now settled back in Wellesley, the doctor remains army-strong, still sporting a mili- tary haircut and wearing his keys on a "US Army"-imprinted lanyard. While enjoying reuniting with his children and wife Nancy, he recently joined the staff of the Brigham and Women's Burn Trauma Service – echoing his treatment of Afghan burn victims. The military still remains in the forefront: "I think next year they want to send me to flight sur- geon's school," he says with a boyish delight that defies his decades. "All the aviation from the Army, Navy, and Coast Guard will be cen- tralized at Camp Edwards on the Cape. So I might get to learn how to fly, which is cool." Meanwhile, Ehrlichman relies on Facebook to keep in touch with his band of brothers from the 182nd, whose mission he says was "fully accomplished with no casualties." He can't shower enough accolades on the recruits who served with him. "The thing that im - pressedme the most about everything was the young kids in the battalion – how skilled they were. You're flying around at night through mountain passes in pitch black or you're driv- ing these vehicles on narrow roads. It's done by 20-year-old kids. And they're phenomenal. These guys go out and risk their lives. They're so focused, so good at what they do – dedi- cated and duty bound. It makes you very happy for the future of our country. " DIANE SPEARE TRIANT is a writer in Wellesley Hills. 64 WellesleyWeston Magazine | winter 2012/2013

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