Penn surgeon, army major honored

January 3, 2009 2:07:03 PM PST
Friends and fellow workers gathered Saturday to remember and honor local surgeon John Pryor.A public viewing was held in Moorestown for the University of Pennsylvania surgeon and army reserve major.

Pryor lived in Moorestown with his wife and three children.

He was just weeks into a tour of duty in Iraq as a battlefield surgeon when a mortar exploded and killed him Christmas day.

Governor Jon Corzine paid his respects today.

A funeral mass will take place on Monday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Center City.

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