Dr. Dore Gilbert’s career path – USC medical school, a Newport Beach private practice affiliated with Hoag Hospital and mayor of the city of Laguna Hills – always lacked something important to him: military service. His father and grandfather served, but he missed the Vietnam War because of medical school. He thought about enlisting in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but there were family and practice commitments to consider. Finally at age 60 – the oldest possible age for physicians – he enlisted in the Army, and after months on a waiting list, he became Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Reserve.