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Lifelong doctor Sid Stranathan D.O., started his medical career in the jungles of Vietnam


November 11, 2020

Known as "Dr. Sid" to everyone in this area, Stranathan was a medic in Vietnam during his service in the U.S. Army.

A 1965 graduate of Kiowa High School, Sid Stranathan D.O. served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from March 3, 1970, to Nov. 5, 1971.

Known as "Dr. Sid" by most in the area, Stranathan found himself deep in the triple canopy jungle of Vietnam trying to treat fellow American soldiers. He laughed as he told that his mom asked if she should look for him at a Bob Hope entertainment show.

"I told her that Bob Hope couldn't find me with a guide dog and Santa and his reindeer," Stranathan said with a chuckle.

After high school Stranathan attended Fort Hays State Uni...

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