BALTIMORE — WMAR-2 News is committed to improving the lives of Veterans in Maryland by giving light to their stories, struggles and triumphs. Every week a local veteran will be featured in our Veteran Spotlight contest.
This week we are honoring Cesar Jesus Visurraga of Baltimore City, who served the United States Army for 8.5 years and retired as a captain.
Visurraga was a head nurse, charge nurse and critical care nurse in Iraq. He also served in the Army Reserve and is the recipient of an army commendation medal, global war on terrorism service medal and national defense service medal.
While deployed, he pursued a career in nurse anesthesia and is now a proud doctoral nurse anesthesiology responder for the Baltimore VA. He also owns Visurraga Enterprises, a private anesthesia services company.
Visurraga recently received a Gold Pin Award from the Baltimore VA Hospital. He works more than 60 hours a week during the pandemic and often volunteers to pick up extra shifts. He's also focused on improving PPE for health care workers and his company has developed and distributed more than 500 masks to Marylanders for free.
Thank you for your service to our country and dedication to Maryland. You are a true hero and it is our privileged to honor you in this week's veteran spotlight.
If there is a veteran in your life that you would like to nominate for the Veteran Spotlight contest, click here.