(CBS4) DENVER CBS4 is saying farewell to two of our colleagues who are heading to Iraq to serve their country. Dr. Dave Hnida is the Medical Editor at CBS4 news. Mike Silva is the Copter4 pilot.
Hnida has served one tour of duty in Iraq as a combat physician. This time, he'll be caring for the seriously injured in a field hospital.
For Silva, heading to Iraq means returning to war 38 years after he first served his country in Vietnam. He officially retired from the Colorado National Guard 14 years ago. It took a briefcase full of documents to persuade the Army that he could come back.
Hnida expects his second tour of duty to last about 4 months. Silva will be gone for about 400 days.
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