veteran affair

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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Scott Willey, Master Sargent Shawn Doty, Senior Airman Mitch Dzierzbicki, and Sam Chau.

Combat doctor speaks at NRFV’s largest fundraiser

As part of its mission to assist veterans in need, Naperville Responds for Veterans (NRFV) recently held its eighth annual event, Cheers for Veterans, at Embassy Suites in Naperville. Decorated veteran advocate Dr. Sudip Bose, a former U.S. Army major who treated Saddam Hussein after his capture, gave a keynote address to the gala’s 430 attendees.

Holly Blakeley and Scott Hulsey.

Bose, a Naperville Central graduate, is one of America’s most experienced doctors in the medical arenas of emergency medicine, mass casualty, disaster care, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He was awarded a Bronze Star for serving one of the longest combat tours by a physician since World War II, as one of the sole frontline physicians in the Second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.

Jessica and Mike Brock, Dr. Sudip Bose, and Julie Jump.

“When you hear details from a guy who had boots on the ground in a recent conflict, it’s incredible,” says NRFV President Dan Jurjovec. “He epitomizes service above self—he’s a trained doctor, but he volunteered to serve our country.”

Anthony and Deanna Losurdo with Paul Hinterlong.

Proceeds from Cheers for Veterans will provide area veterans and their families needed home repairs and renovations. Visit for more information about the nonprofit.—MD