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Dr. Darrell A. Jaques, a noted head and neck surgeon who had served in Vietnam, dies

Dr. Darrell A. Jaques, a noted head and neck surgeon who had served in Vietnam, dies

Dr. Darrell A. Jaques, a noted head and neck surgeon who had been a combat surgeon during the Vietnam War, died from complications of coronary artery disease on June 4 at Brookdale Olney Assisted Senior Living.

The former Pasadena and Annapolis resident was 88.

“Darrell was at the top of his specialty. As a surgeon, he was very exact, confident and quite skilled. He attempted many operations that few surgeons would do,” said Dr. John R. Saunders, a retired head and neck surgeon who was a resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center under Dr. Jaques. In 1982 he rejoined his colleague at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

“He was very close to many of his...

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