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Field Medical Service School FMSS

For seven boot camp-like, rifle-toting, blister-breaking weeks, the Navy and Marine Corps team up at Field Medical Service School (FMSS) East to mold standard Navy-issue corpsmen into Sailors good enough for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF)

Location: Camp Pendleton
Veterans: 34
Latest Activity: Sep 6

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Semper Fi, Folks

Started by Curt Hiller. Last reply by Timothy Michael Shalk Mar 25, 2014. 9 Replies

Okay, 1972, 2nd Amtrac Btn, Force Troops, Camp Lenjeune, Courthouse Bay Dispensary. Been there and definitely done that. Quite an experience but I am proud of the 2 years with the Marines. I am a…Continue

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Comment by Carl Hill on February 6, 2015 at 2:05pm

This is a WARNO: SEPT2015 marks the 65 Year Anniversary of Field Medical Training Battalion onboard Camp Pendleton CA. We will be having a get together on 25SEP2015. More details to follow but we would like as much participation as possible!

Comment by Carl Hill on June 1, 2014 at 10:47am


I have seen many comments about people looking for class pictures. I am stationed at FMTB-W right now and just ran into a bunch of old pictures in tubes and stacks. Please email me month and year and I will do my best to get these scanned and emailed out.


Carl Hill

Comment by Christopher Sylvanus Barker III on April 28, 2014 at 10:53am

Same time and same barracks I was in.  I was on the lower floor.  If you were facing the E.M. Club, I would have been in the squad bay to the right of the office.  Terrible 3.2% beer.

Comment by Bob Northcutt on April 28, 2014 at 8:49am

I can't remember the company number, however I was at Delmar May -  July 67..  in the barracks across street from em club... I do remember closing club several nights...

Comment by Christopher Sylvanus Barker III on April 24, 2014 at 12:04pm

I was in Class E-6705, Alpha Company, late May-July 1967.  Got any idea how I can get a copy of our class photo?

Comment by Robert Gregory Baker on April 24, 2014 at 9:24am

good morning Doc's

Comment by John Nicholas Wurth on April 23, 2014 at 11:31pm
I was there sometime in May or June of ''67 until I was ordered to the III MAR DIV in October of '67.
Comment by Timothy Michael Shalk on April 23, 2014 at 11:07pm

John - when you were in oakland do you remember a young LTJG Nurse named Noreen Emerson, or Linda Robson?  Both worked "dirty" ortho at Oak Knoll.

Comment by Timothy Michael Shalk on April 23, 2014 at 11:05pm

Steve = you were just a week or two ahead of me.  Meaning we likely crossed paths at some point.  Used to go body surfing at Del Mar Beach when on liberty. FMSS was quite an experience.  But as others have said, I learned enough to be dangerous, and it served me well going forward.  And although I was never cut out to be a grunt, I grew to respect the Corps and was proud earning my #8404 designation........It was a crazy time,.... no regrets. 

Semper Fi

Tim "Doc" Shalk

Comment by Steve Jackson on April 23, 2014 at 8:53pm


I was there just before you, E6708 C Co, Sept 1967.


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