Hometown Heroes-Dr. Paul Sutherland

Published 05/24 2013 10:08AM

Updated 05/24 2013 10:12AM

Our latest Hometown Hero is Dr. Paul Sutherland from Olney, Illinois. Dr. Sutherland spent several years as a surgeon in Decatur before coming to Olney in 2010.

He was enjoying the slower pace of Richland County when he was called to serve his third tour of

duty with the National Guard as a surgeon in Afghanistan. He spent last

Christmas in the cold mountain desert there, keeping warm on broth and urging

his co-workers back at Richland Memorial Hospital to keep care packages coming.

The gummy bears were a big hit with his fellow Polish soldiers. The

Lawrenceville native is back in Olney doing relatively simple procedures

compared to the complexities her faces with wounded soldiers and Afghan

nationals. Everyone who knows him is proud and honored to nominate Dr. Paul Sutherland as our latest Hometown Hero.

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