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  • Manawa, WI
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HI Dean Hager

Glad to hear from you.  Slowly but surely we make contact with old shipmates.  I am Facebook friends with Kent Garrison from boot campo and with Elaine Carey from Corps School.  I know Ernie Goodwin is on Facebook, I have messaged him a few time with no response.There are four Facebook pages for RTC Orlando, the largest being Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC) Boot Camp.  There are multiple HM sites and Great Lakes hospital & corps school sites also..Also FYI, there is a reunion planned…See More
Jul 25, 2016
Dean D. Hager left a comment for Randall L. Bruns
"Gawd, it's been a long time.  Messing around w/net and discovered this site.   Gloria and I are still married (40 yrs).  Left Jax after 4th year and never reassigned there. Gloria transferred to Naval Reserves, had some fun with…"
Jul 25, 2016
Randall L. Bruns commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"If I can make one suggestion to the members, when you make a statement about your company/training unit, please remember to add the months & year you are referencing also.  Remember, for the most part, company/training unit numbers were…"
Feb 24, 2015
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"I stayed in the medical field.  I got my first EMT license in FL in 1978, then my WI EMT license in 1980, then my WI Paramedic license in 1990 while in the USNR.  I worked over 30 years in WI EMS.  Working as a Paramedic was as…"
Feb 6, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"The Recruit Dispensary was built in the early 70s.  It was there in Jan, 75 when I went to boot camp there and I worked there in Jul, 75 when I reported back after HM-A school.  It was already well used by then.  It was the second…"
Feb 1, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"FYI, there are three great RTC Orlando sites on Facebook: 1) RTC-Naval Training Command, Orlando, FL Boot Camp  2) All those who attended Navy boot camp in Orlando Fl or served as a cc. 3) Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC) Boot Camp"
Jan 18, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"FYI, there is a great site on Facebook, Naval Hospital Orlando, FL.  There are a few of my era of the old WWII hospital on the site.  Worth looking into and maybe hooking up with someone."
Jan 17, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Just had someone remind me Ward 6 was Central Sterilization and Supply."
Jan 17, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"The ward censuses did play a big factor in who worked where.  I know when I worked ICU/CCU we could get pulled to almost anywhere, mostly to Medical or Surgical wards.  I got pulled to ER once and got pulled a couple of times for…"
Jan 14, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Oh yeah, ENT clinic was in Ward 15 and one of those other Wards, I think 16, housed Dental.."
Jan 10, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"And for the life of me I can't remember where the Surgery and Orthopedic Clinics were.  Internal Medicine was near Ward 3, was that maybe what was in Ward 13/14/15?"
Jan 10, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Now I remember the walk-in clinic being named Acute Minor Care Clinic, AMCC.I've seen the abbreviation AAMC to, what do those initials stand for?"
Jan 10, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Yes David, it was a small exchange, snack bar and barber shop.  Uniform pieces for HMs only, toiletries, small radios, alarm clocks, etc.  The snack bar had the standard pre-packaged snack and a short-order grille.  There were a few…"
Jan 10, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Boy that picture brings back memories.  The close side of the big bldg. was AMCC offices on the first floor and the long section of the bldg. housed Family Practice and the EKG Clinic.  On the second floor was Out-Pt. Admin, the…"
Jan 9, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"Yes, I know Naymond well.  We were stationed at Orlando at the same time, hung out together.  He was a senior corpsman at the RTC Dispensary on the wards around '76.  He retired a HMC, spent most of his time with the MARDIV after…"
Jan 3, 2014
Randall L. Bruns commented on Paul Denis's group Naval Hospital, Orlando FL
"http://aaonhc.org/Here is a group everyone should check out."
Jan 1, 2014

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Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Active Duty RTC-Orlando, HM-A School GLAKES, then NTC/NRMC-Orlando. After active duty, USNR in WI, both in Madison and Oshkosh. Activated for Desert Shield/Storm.
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm, Desert Shield
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
January 20, 1975
End date of your service
January 19, 1979

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HI Dean Hager

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

Glad to hear from you.  Slowly but surely we make contact with old shipmates.  I am Facebook friends with Kent Garrison from boot campo and with Elaine Carey from Corps School.  I know Ernie Goodwin is on Facebook, I have messaged him a few time with no response.

There are four Facebook pages for RTC Orlando, the largest being Naval Training Center Orlando (NTC) Boot Camp.  There are multiple HM sites and Great Lakes hospital & corps school sites also..

Also FYI, there is a…

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At 7:59pm on July 25, 2016, Dean D. Hager said…

Gawd, it's been a long time.  Messing around w/net and discovered this site.  

Gloria and I are still married (40 yrs).  Left Jax after 4th year and never reassigned there. Gloria transferred to Naval Reserves, had some fun with 4th MedBn and an activation for Desert Storm;  retired as a HMC. Gloria went on to get a MSN and is a professor of Nursing in Arizona. I went on to Grad school too and received a commission as a MSC. Was fortunate to have served onboard ship and w/our Marines, then some joint staff billets at various CINCs (including CentCom during ODS) and US Defense U. Ft. McNair DC (was plank owner of the POMI designation); retiring at rank of Captain. Then went on to retire from Honda as a N.A. region new model prototype project leader. Together we are busy "paying it forward": founding US Navy Sea Cadet units in Arizona and are active in various community charities and the Navy League of US. 

 We have fond memories of our initial years as hospital corpsmen, Great Lakes (our weekend WI escapades), and NAS Jacksonville.

At 11:35am on September 28, 2012, Ernest H Bradley said…
I am very proud to have been an 8404 Corpsman and was with various units in Vietnam with the 1st Marines, although I wish I had had sea duty experience aboard a ship. After I left serving with the Marines I was stationed in a small hospital at NAS Albany,Ga. so I felt that I was never real Navy. It was great duty at the hospital but no where near the duty as FMF. I also belong to TWS(Navy.togetherweserved & Marines.togetherweserved) I have profile on both sites and I saw that you are there too. I was surprised at how many Corpsmen that are with TWS.
I have joined AAoNHC but I have figured the site out as it is limited on the info that is given, maybe you can guide me through it.
Like I said before I'm eager to see your son's progession with corps training and advancement.
Ernie
At 9:41pm on September 27, 2012, Ernest H Bradley said…
I have been to the Adm. Nimitz museum and all the sites to see around San Antonio but I would have loved to been at the banquet and met all the HMs and PhMs as my dad was in WWII as an Aviation mechanic.
I can only guess how impressed your son and friends were with the intro and welcome aboard by the Master Chief.
Thanks for filling me in. I would like to go to Bremerton ,Wa. but I'm wanting to reunited with some of the Marines I was in Vietnam with as soon as possible. They are in New York State and Illinois. I haven't seen them in over 42 years.
Keep us posted on your son we can live vicariously through him. Is he wanting to be 8404?
At 5:05pm on September 27, 2012, Ernest H Bradley said…
Randall,
How was the Corpsman reunion in San Antonio? I hate that I had to miss it but I had too much going on at that time and I had not planned for it.

Ernie Bradley
At 12:23am on January 4, 2011, Jim Decota said…
Randall, come on over to "Hospital Corpsman" and sign up! We have to get the 'Doc" numbers up to compete with those aviators and molders!
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