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.