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Richard Oropeza
  • 63, Male
  • La Puente, CA
  • United States
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Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA

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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)

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Jan 26, 2016
Harry Edward Hallett commented on Richard Oropeza's group Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Long Beach, CA
"This was the control station for the Shipboard Simulator. From here I could set the conditions that the trainees faced (sea state, RADAR contacts, engine condition, open ocean or narrow straight, etc). We simulated everything from basic navigation…"
Aug 4, 2015
Harry Edward Hallett commented on Richard Oropeza's group Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Long Beach, CA
"I was stationed here from 1987-1990 as the Shipboard Simulator Instructor (as well as the repair & maintenance guy). I also worked in the Annual Training office and taught 3M too."
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"This was my first duty station when I got be in the naval reserve attached to HQ Btry 5/14 at Chavez Ravine."
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Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA

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HM2 R. L. Oropeza, USNR

"Did you graduate from Basic Hospital Corps School in San Diego, CA"
Nov 1, 2014
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HM2 R. L. Oropeza, USNR

"What was your class number?"
Nov 1, 2014
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HM2 R. L. Oropeza, USNR

"Graduated Class A HM School, 9 August 1973"
Oct 31, 2014
Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) commented on Richard Oropeza's group Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA
"A few months ago I did a day trip in my new "Pony" as in new to me. Took a trip down memory lane- boy has that place changed. The exchange and commissary are a block or so inside the main gate, they have satallite West Coast Customs…"
Feb 16, 2014
Joseph Pelot commented on Richard Oropeza's group Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
"I guess every Medical person in the Navy one way or another belongs to BUMED, but now that i have served for 25 years, retired, and now a Civil Servant, I am a member of Bethesda Detachment, BUMED."
Feb 1, 2014
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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)

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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)

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Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, CA

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Jan 26, 2014

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Hospital Corpsman
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC/NTC San Diego, CA, Division 10, Company 73-077,
Basic Hospital Corps School, Naval Regional Medical Center,
San Diego, CA Class 45B-73
Naval Regional Medical Center, CAMPEN, CA
Field Medical Service School, Camp Del Mar, CAMPEN, CA Class 7506-I
1st Engineer Bn, Camp San Mateo, 1st MAR DIV, CAMPEN, CA
3rd Medical Battalion, Camp Hansen, 3rd MAR DIV,
Okinawa, Japan
BAS, 3rd Bn, 9th Marine Rgmt, Camp Schwab, 3rd MAR DIV, Okinawa, Japan
Branch Dispensary, HQ Bn, Camp Courtney, 3rd MAR DIV, Okinawa, Japan
MED CRU Det 119, NMCRC, Los Angeles, CA
NR 1st Bn,14th Marine Rgmt, NMCRC, Los Angeles, CA
NR 5th Bn, 14th Marine Rgmt, NMCRC Los Angeles, CA & MCRC
Pico Rivera, CA
NR 3rd ANGLICO, NMCRC, Long Beach, CA
NR NavHosp CAMPEN 919, NMCRC Long Beach, CA
Veteran of Foreign War
Desert Storm
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
February 28, 1973
End date of your service
October 15, 1995

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At 12:43am on April 9, 2012, Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) said…

Hi Richard, HM-2 from Class 27-68 discharged in 1971.  Our Handbook of the Hospital Corps is Pink.  I still have mine. Live in Fullerton CA.  We are the only class I know who has had a reunion held at USNH San Diego.  (2008) I will write it up when I get a chance. They treated us like royalty! I have found 46 of our class of 62 in the past 6 years. Lots of work. I have some pictures of San Diego and Camp Pendleton.

Terry Schiele RN CNOR (Emeritus) BS   (HM-2, USN)

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Marine Memorial at Camp Pendleton Area 53 Camp Horno location

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Just saw a news report on CNN about a Memorial Cross that was dragged up a hill in memory of the fallen comrades by Marines, two Navy Corpsman and a Navy Chaplain. It's legality is being challenged by two groups, one called the Military Association of Atheists and Free Thinkers spokesman Jason Torpy stated that, "An unauthorized religious shrine sits on federal land, it has stood for years, showing clearly that Christianity is given preference by Camp…

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