Eugene native and wife deploy to Afghanistan as medics
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler Szymanski, a 366th Surgical Operations Squadron medical technician, deployed with a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha in Kanduz province, Afghanistan, lands at a remote northern Afghanistan valley to set up a forward surgical team. Szymanski, a Eugene, Ore., native, frequently found himself embedded with small, 8-10 man, Special Forces teams, and would insert onto a battlefield and set up an FST
out in a field, utilize uninhabited mud huts, or whatever he needed to
ensure his Special Forces team had medical care available on location.