IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. – After completing a service assignment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Marshfield Medical Center – Dickinson Physician Dr. Chaitanya Vijay Brundavanam recently presented a special gift to the Marshfield – Dickinson team.
Dr. Brundavanam served at the Joint Detention Group Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from September through December 2021. He provided health care services and distributed the COVID-19 vaccine to active-duty service members supporting the mission in Guantanamo Bay.
Brundavanam received a U.S. flag and certificate acknowledging his service following his assignment. “In the spirit of patriotism, a tribute to Americans who lost their lives in terrorist attacks and those who continue to fight for freedom.”
Accepting the flag from Dr. Brundavanam, on behalf of Marshfield-Dickinson, are Emergency Department Providers and Veterans, Jeff Bird, DNP, and Dr. Eric Johnson. They respectfully served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force.
“I am proud and honored to work with the Marshfield – Dickinson team. I appreciate the sacrifice all veterans have made in service of our country,” said Dr. Brundavanam. “The U.S. military protects us and preserves our beliefs of being the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Practicing medicine for more than 20 years, Dr. Brundavanam works as a hospitalist and family medicine doctor at Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson. He is also a hospitalist at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, MI. Before his service assignment in Guantanamo Bay, he was deployed to Kuwait in 2013 and 2017.
The flag flew over Camps V and VI in Guantanamo Bay on November 30, 2021, before being presented to Dr. Brundavanam.
Dr. Eric Johnson commented, “We appreciate Dr. Brundavanam sharing this special honor. We also thank him for his service in the Army and we respect the excellent care he delivers to our community.”