Urology resident receives Bronze Star for service in Iraq

February 16, 2006

Lt. Cmdr. Rich Jadick, MD, has received a Bronze Star with Combat "V" for Valor, one of the Marine Corps? most prestigious awards.

Lt. Cmdr. Rich Jadick, MD, has received a Bronze Star with Combat “V” for Valor, one of the Marine Corps’ most prestigious awards. Dr. Radick, a Navy surgeon and former Marine who is now a urology resident at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, was honored for his actions during Operation al-Fajr in Fallujah, Iraq.

Dr. Radick helped save the lives of more than 90 critically wounded soldiers in the line of fire during the November 2004 operation. He credited the actions of his 54 corpsmen with making their venture into one of the last Iraqi strongholds a success.

“The award is obviously a team-driven award-I was just a part of a group of people that did a lot of good things,” he said.