In response to the many requests the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has received from reporters wanting to speak with soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who have undergone reconstructive surgery, and the plastic surgeons who have helped them in their recovery, the ASPS is arranging interviews just in time for July 4th.

Two soldiers are available for interviews:

•    24-year-old First Lieutenant Matthew Babiarz, who was struck in the leg by a grenade while on patrol in Baghdad, on June 11, 2007.

•     32-year-old Robert Bartlett, a Calvary Scout Sniper in the 3rd Infantry Division, 164 Armor, who was injured by an IED while driving a Humvee on a route recognizance mission outside Sadar City, Iraq.

For more information, contact Ben Gross, ASPS public relations, (301) 537-5398.

[ASPS, June 26, 2008]