Very few have ever Dented The Universe and made their lives valuable to others like Dr. Richard Carmona. He is a national treasure. His resume would be unbelievable if it were not true. High School dropout, joins the Army, gets his GED, becomes a paratrooper, a Special Forces medic seeing combat in Vietnam, post-military he graduates at the top of his class at the nation’s premier medical school, becomes an internationally recognized trauma surgeon, then co-duties that as a sheriff’s deputy, SWAT team leader, tactics instructor, search and rescue expert, is involved in multiple combat shootings - himself shot in the line of duty on more than one occasion - and then is named President Bush’s Surgeon General of the United States – the only Surgeon General in history to receive a unanimous and bipartisan Senate confirmation. On a personal note, he has been a guide, a mentor and most importantly a friend after leading the medical trauma team that saved my life over 30 years ago.