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John P. Pryor, MD, FACS, former trauma program director for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, JEMS author and JEMS Editorial Board member, was killed by an enemy mortar round in Mosul, Iraq on Christmas morning of 2008. This posthumous biography, penned by John’s younger brother, Richard, is a moving and in-depth look into the life of an EMT turned trauma surgeon. It provides a rarely written view of the motivation and dedication behind heroic behavior.