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Chelsea Naval Hospital

Naval Hospital, Boston , MA

Veterans: 9
Latest Activity: Mar 10

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Chelsea memories

Started by David Fauquier. Last reply by Kenneth A Burdick Feb 10. 3 Replies

Geez...I was just playing around on my computer and there it is...I was at Chelsea out of Great Lakes Hospital Corps School July 67. I was there until sometime late 68 I think. I was on Ward 2 and…Continue

GREETING Folks!! 1970-1972 GOOD OLD CHELSEA

Started by Curt Hiller. Last reply by Curt Hiller Oct 6, 2011. 4 Replies

I was stationed at Chelsea directly from San Diego Corps School. For 2  years I was the Senior Corpsman of Ward 14, DIRTY ORTHOPEDICS. Stayed at the barracks first year and moved into an apt. with 3…Continue

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Comment by Jim Decota on November 22, 2012 at 11:09am

I'm glad to see NAVHOSBOS alumni finding their way here! I didn't quite make it to DECOM. But,some memories even age can't erase! How many others remember the big events that shape those memories? Even though we were not in a war zone, sometimes life brought us challenges! Things like the Delta crash at Logan in the Summer of 73 and the Great Chelsea Fire in October of 73!

  To this day I am molded by the experiences that a young sailor got to add to their life story. However, each of us had something unique to carry forward and share with our children. I am not sure I expected a stint in OB and the Nursery were going to be on the menu! But, Ohhh the stories!

  Not to get too deep into it but, I remember one that came as a result of having to stop a problem delivery and rush a patient on a gurney through the underground passages,  up to the OR which was in the main building. There was the added factor of a gloved hand placed in a very precarious position and a "Corpsman" concerned about how close a scalpel might come to his fingers once a surgeon started in on a Cesarian! 

Comment by Bill Lupetti on November 14, 2012 at 4:11pm

LOL.. Xin Loi, I forgot I already told Jim that it was my car and picture of Chelsea... Just read what I wrote years ago. I have a lot of pictures of Nam, but just a few of Chelsea. I have to find them and upload them one day soon.

Comment by Bill Lupetti on November 14, 2012 at 4:09pm

I had thought for all these years that I was the only Corpsman who stayed at Chelsea for 2 years. Guy's would go to Nam.... comeback and would say to me." You are still here". I had thought the Navy forgot about me, I was thrown off of Ward A, by the male Nurse McCann who I have since learned that many Corpsman hated his guts. To the laundry. I ran that for a while and amazed the SS Chief that a E-5 and a E-6 asked if they could have that job till they got out of the Navy. I then went to the Dermatology Clinic. Finally made E-4. 2 weeks later had orders for Nam. Oh by the way that picture of Chelsea is one I took before I left to go to Nam.

Comment by Jim Decota on September 13, 2011 at 10:24pm

I guess with that pic the old Pinto has found immortality!

 

Comment by Jim Decota on July 5, 2011 at 11:35am
I know! I stole it! I emailed him through his page. But, it hasn't been updated in a long time and the emails don't work anymore.
Comment by Bill Lupetti on July 5, 2011 at 9:31am
I forget when I took this picture. While stationed at Chelsea, or before going to Nam. I was also living in Revere for 2 years before it was decommissioned, but just wanted people to know that, that is my shot of Chelsea. I gave it to a guy named Yogi. Who I have to go and invite to this page. He was a Hospital Corpsman also.
 

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