Morley Stanwood graduate serving in Afghanistan

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Captain Michael J. Langworthy, a Morley Stanwood High School Graduate, is stationed in Kunduce, Afghanistan as the senior military trauma surgeon for NATO forces.

In 2011, Langworthy was named as the distinguished visiting scholar at the Walter Reed/Bethesda National Medical Center for his work on wounded warriors returning from Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is assigned to the Combined Special Operations Joint Task Force. His duties are to take care of American and NATO casualties, Afghanistan nationals and conduct specialized research for the joint special operations command. These duties will likely last until the end of this year.

Langworthy has 26 years of Naval service. He holds clinical surgical appointments at the Walter Reed/Bethesda National Medical Center, and also serves as the director of advanced trauma life support at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

He has published numerous articles and lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of terrorism and blast injuries.

Langworthy will return to Michigan at the end of this year to become the chairman of surgery at the Bronson Battle Creek Health Systems in Battle Creek.

He has been married to Alissar Langworthy for the past 27 years. He has two daughters, Nadia and Alissar, who are attending the University of Michigan as pre-medical students. His father, William, and mother, Maria, are residents of Grant Center.

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