Mark Shilen is a former paramedic with the New York City Fire Department. For 25 years before that he owned an art gallery in SoHo in Manhattan dealing in antique tribal weavings. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.


  •  June 20, 2022 
The Ukrainian 44th artillery brigade
I am a retired paramedic formerly with the New York City Fire Department. I now occasionally do nongovernmental organization-volunteer work overseas. In 2017, I worked with NYC Medics in Iraq during the battle to retake Mosul. Last year, I spent time with a medical team bringing care to migrants on the Texas-Mexico border. At …

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