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A yr and a half ago I had a pacemaker/defibrillator installed in my chest. Now my cardiologist tells me to start thinking about a heart transplant. He has no clue when my heart is going to fail but when it does I think I'll just say adios. I also have diabetis and one other problem I'll refrain from talking about so I might as well jump ship.
Added by Richard Kruger on September 21, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Sorry to hear that, I remember posting back and forth on occasion with him. It would have been a true pleasure to have served under his Command, family or otherwise. You and your family have my prayersContinue
Added by Paul Beyer on September 18, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments
We arrived via dump truck to some palce off in the desert. It had been a long hot ride. No one told us where we were going. No one ever did. Any way weather there in the basins stays at six percent humidity and hovers around 120 -130 in summer and snow is possible in winter. Sandstorms , rattle snakes, scopions ane cactus, but mostly sand prevails. It was apparent on arrival that this was a pre walk work detail. We all were help load I beams and scrap metal into the bed of the dump…Continue
Added by Gregory Charles Hunt on September 17, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Being a quad zilch, fresh from school I did what I could. I remember standing inspection before the doors to the military ward. The unit one was handed to one of us corpsmen when someone was needed. I recieved my turn one morning. I dressed in my blues and ball cap and put the unit one on. Most of you remember a unit one. I walked out side and was greeting by an amtrack tank. Attached to this was was a long trailer on tracks. There were vent holes along the top. The paint was green and…Continue
Added by Gregory Charles Hunt on September 17, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Once a Marine was shot in the abdomen. We could not get a chopper for him. His abdomen was open and all we had was a battle dressing, Ringers lactate and trendelenbeg. The only transport was the greygoast. This was a grey subruban ambualnce. Oftern it broke down and the dash fell off. My partner Richard was a Ranger and Pentacostal by faith.. We load out Marine into the ambualance and made a dead run for San Diego Balboa. This is some 300 miles or so. The dash fell off around San Berdo,…Continue
Where did or do the Hospital Corps Waves receive training?
My husband was Jess James, Richard S James (GMCM) DV, USN, Ret. He began life in the Navy aboard the USS Midway where he began as a gunner’s mate. When he was in the reserves he was trained as a diver and trained along with the seals. He had training in underwater demolition and trained at Chavez Ravine in 1973. He had riverine warfare training, transfer to Coastal River Squadron One and Assault Craft Unit One. He said that he had gone on a couple of classified river…Continue
Added by Richard S. James aka Jess James on September 8, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
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