Anyone who might follow the aroma of simmering food to a Gourmet Italia cooking course in northern Italy will encounter a group of Americans cutting and folding pasta, flipping crepes and tasting freshly made pizza, gnocchi and risotto.
As a line medic for a Marine platoon in Iraq 10 years ago, Petty Officer 1st Class Randall McClain treated the wounds of war, from blunt trauma to lacerations and an amputation. Now the senior medic aboard this guided-missile destroyer, the 39-year-old from Colorado deals with seasickness, illness and the occasional light injury from accidents. He is, by his own admission, a little bored.
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