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  • Michael Gasser

Episode 4 - Sam and Ann Matta - US Army Critical Care Nurses

Sam Matta and his wife Ann are the guests for the 4th episode of the podcast. Sam and I met in high school and parted ways then, keeping up over the years. He and his wife met under remarkable circumstances in the Army, with the bulk of their relationship formed working side by side in a forward combat support hospital in Iraq. They now continue to work together, Ann as a Nurse Practitioner and Sam as a Flight Nurse. They regularly handoff critical patients on the helipad in Baltimore, MD.


Sam Matta received his commission in 2004 and was commissioned in to the GA guard as a 2LT where he served while finishing nursing school. After finishing nursing school Sam entered active duty where he served for just over 4 years including a 15 month deployment to Baghdad, Iraq with a combat support hospital. After leaving active duty in 2010 he began working as a flight nurse in Baltimore, MD


Ann Matta received her commission in 2005 after finishing nursing school. Ann served on active duty for just over 5 years including a 15 month deployment to Baghdad, Iraq with a combat support hospital. After leaving active duty in 2010 Ann went back to school and became an acute care nurse practitioner. Today she works as a nurse practitioner on a critical care resuscitation unit in Baltimore, MD