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Naval Hospital, Orlando FL

he Hospital's combined medical and dental staff of over 400 supported the Naval Training Center and other military installations in the Central Florida region, as well as dependents and retirees.

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Latest Activity: Jun 13

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Comment by Brian Skeoch on June 13, 2017 at 11:04am

Greg, I was also a Corpsman at Naval Hospital Orlando.. 85 to late 87.  I worked in the Eye Clinic for a while then the 3rd floor.  I was also one of the EMT's to attend the Space Shuttle program launches. I think I saw 3 launches.  we drove an ambulance from the Hospital to Kennedy at 4 am and then would watch the launches and help any spectators that were injured.  You and I may have been on the same team ?.  Bryan Ritter and I teamed up for a couple launches as did a gal named Kim.  short girl with curly hair.  I still have all of my NASA credentials which is really cool.  we were 18 - 19 years of age and working at the Space Shuttle program.  fun fun fun..

Brian Skeoch

Comment by Gregory Eastom on April 4, 2016 at 6:48pm

As a Hospital Corpsman I was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Orlando Florida emergency room from 1984-1986. This was my first command and I have not been able to find anyone who worked there during my time, I have many wonderful memories about working there including providing medical coverage as a EMT at Kennedy Space Center. I would be interested in finding people stationed there during the same time frame as myself! Thanks...

Comment by Joseph Pelot on July 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Norman, didnt we work together at the Recruit Dispensary, 1978ish? Did you work the front desk? I worked in the back with records, with Larry Brown and Frank Farris.

Joe Pelot
Comment by Norman Jerrol Grubb on July 6, 2015 at 1:58pm

Judi sorry to hear of Mike Stover's passing.  He was my first hero and friend when I came to NRMC Orlando in 1975.  Peds was my first ward assignment. I  remember the civilian nurses,  Marion McGlasson and Ms. Cuthrell? if my fading memory is close to correct. Mike and I also worked together at the Print Shop for a while later. Loved working with the kids on Peds.

Comment by Judi Maughan on July 5, 2015 at 9:43pm

I am sorry to report that my friend and shipmate,Mike Stover, has passed away. He was senior corpsman on peds. 1974-1978. RIP my friend

Comment by Frank Morelli on May 27, 2014 at 7:52pm
David , I got to the Hospital Sept of '68 .Discharged Oct '69 .Memorial Day May 30 Friday , A bunch of us went to Melbourne Beach ( Indian
Atlantic for the long week end .The rip tides were bad when we got there .Two Dental Techs went out on rafts and got caught in the current .Me ,Answered the call . Got to them and nearly drowned my self .One of the guys pulled me ashore .Intensive care at Patrick AFB
Then re-Hab ( Salt Water ) Digestion .The girls were okay .What a memory every Memorial Day I remember the taste of Salt Water and yes the blowing up of gloves you just mentioned .
Comment by David B. Murphy on May 27, 2014 at 7:22pm

Short Sea Story. I worked for LCDR Bobby Sharp, Dental Corps for awhile. Recruits identified as having oral hygiene issues were filtered out and eventually paid us a visit for counseling. LCDR Sharp being a good 'ole boy from Alabama would refer to bacteria as "bugs". He would have the patient in the chair, take a smear from the guy's mouth and have me set up a slide in the phase contrast microscope so the patient could see all the "bugs" in his mouth.  Well, I was suspicious that perhaps these guys were not really impressed with the bacteria. Now keep in mind that two steps out the door from our office in that old WWII complex was lots of good Florida foilage and you also know Florida is overrun with just about every kind of insect you can imagine -- and some you can't. So, I managed to collect some of the tinyest, meanist looking specimens -- real bugs -- I could find and put THOSE under the cover slip for the recruit to see. I guarantee you those boys definitely brushed their teeth vigorously after that.

Comment by David B. Murphy on May 27, 2014 at 7:07pm

DT2 at NAVHOSPORL from May 1968 - Aug 1970. I was stationed down the road at Sanford NAS and got orders to Orlando when Sanford closed. When I got there it was still Orlando AFB and since they initially sent more Dental Techs than Corpsman I wound up working for MSGT Hunt in the pharmacy filling perscriptions as a Dental Tech. Chief Charette was our Educational PO and got me started on the road to my college degree. Anyone remember the time we started blowing up dozens of surgical gloves from the helium tanks stored in the dental repair section?  I confess I started the whole thing since I was working in dental repair at the time with Art Eady. Still have my plank owner certificate. Memories....

Comment by Frank Morelli on May 24, 2014 at 4:44pm
Crazy times but the best time of my tour .Blue Parrot a high light and Club Juana .Week ends at Cocoa Beach sand dunes .Chow hall Mess officer gave us food for the week end .Hamburg Hot Dogs the works .
I drove that big stake truck to Jax .Picked up an AC unit , Turned the corner in Casselberry the dang thing flipped resting on the stakes .Emrr lights the rest of the way .Pulled in the back parked against the Wall .We got it off early the next day .Last day backed the Ambu up in the ER front fender clipped the newly placed guard around the fire
SP said I was going to have stay until a complete investigation was made Send me a bill I am out of here Chief Fennell ring a bell ? great guy .
Comment by Joseph Pelot on May 24, 2014 at 4:10pm
I went in in May 1970 but didn't go to Nam. Packed out a couple of times with 1/12 in Kaneohe, Hi, but always cancelled. I drove those gray Pontiac Metropolitan ambulances, made a few life an death ones out in town until we got the vans. Went to Daytona once to pick up an overdosed/drunk Marine. He was sedated when we put him in the Metro, and restrained. On the way bak, he broke the restraints, kicked the crap out of the attendant, and busted the windows in the back. When we got back, i told the doc, if he wanted him out of the amb., he could do it himself or find someone to shoot him.. Made the runs to the bb in orlando too. Looks like we covered some of the same ground.

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