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Note: Page numbers in italics indicate figures.
Af ghan i stan: compared to Iraq as a place of
military employment, 119–20, 122; the Tactical
Command Center management in, 119–20
Alec: the familial and friendship bonds of, 39, 52,
161; and the fight toward a heteronormative
life, 52, 164; his initial postinjury awaken-
ing, 161; his personality, 38–39, 162; his
problematic ExFix, 26, 38–39, 111; his reasons
for enlistment, 116; the injuries of, 39, 160; the
management demands of his medications and
antibiotics, 39–42, 161; the pragmatic manage-
ment of his injuries and recovery by, 160–61;
the restaurant outing, 39–40; the suicide scare
provoked by, 161–63; visceral combat knowl-
edge as a lingering influence on, 161, 163
amputations: the antibiotics designed to prevent
the need for, 41; bone infections leading to,
41; the commonality of among ied and efp
blast victims, 17, 19; Daniel’s re sis tance to a
recommended leg amputation, 164; elective, 2,
18, 26, 47, 198n15; following the failure of cor-
rective surgeries, 34, 47; limb salvage to avoid,
198n15; multiple as a commonality among
injured soldiers at Walter Reed, 17, 196–97n8;
phantom limbs, 43, 44–45; as pragmatic issues
for injured soldiers, 160–61; the prosthetic
technologies used following, 43, 201–2n9;
surgeries to facilitate nerve and bone growth
following, 47; tsgli coverage of, 136, 181;
Walter Reed General Hospital as a designated
center for, 78
amputees: the case of Brendan Marrocco, 186–87,
197n9; the case of Carl, 171–72; the case of
Jake, 2–3, 17–18, 47, 55; the case of James, 34,
47, 55, 136; the case of Javier, 44; the case of
Kevin, 122, 132; the case of Peter, 111, 112–13;
the decisions of regarding exposure of their
prostheses, 212n12; the depiction of Michael
McNaughton running with President Bush,
204n6; the different social readings of inside
versus outside Walter Reed, 138, 208n48,
212n12; the return of to heteronormativity
as a national concern, 12, 169, 186–88; the re-
turn of World War II veterans to professional
baseball, 63–65, 203n1, 204n3; the return to
combat duty by David Rozelle, 204n5
Andrews Air Force Base, 71, 204–5n9
antibiotics, picc lines, and medications, 26,
39–43, 122, 161, 166, 211n5
antiwar politics: antiwar epiphanies within the
context of, 190; Code Pink, 126–27; Iraq
Veterans Against the War (ivaw), 146, 199n22,
210n13; as opposition to war not to soldiers,
88, 126, 197–98n12, 209n4
autological self- making, 13, 174, 177, 180, 182,
186, 188
Bank of America, 47, 107, 176
baseball, 64–67, 203nn1–2
basic training (bt), 36, 37, 149, 202n11
Battle Buddy, 39, 163, 201n7
Becker, Gay, 196n3
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