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Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island


Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island

US Naval Hospital in Newport, RI is a private company categorized under Federal Government-National Security.

Location: Rhode Island
Veterans: 14
Latest Activity: Aug 4, 2018

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Comment by John paiva on August 4, 2018 at 10:31am

Just checking in.... I wonder if any of you also found your files were lost. I've never received my benefits do to a supposed fire in the mail files center. Am I really the only service member to have received no benefits?

its pretty frustrating. I was active 3 years and 9 months, plus 2 years reserve status, yet according to the Navy, I never existed.

oh well! I hope the rest of you had better luck.

john Paiva

Comment by Robert White on September 13, 2017 at 7:22pm

Was stationed at NAVY HOSP NEWPORT from Dec 85-Dec86. I worked female medicine and also ARD(drug and alch rehab). Had great time there met some great people and had some great times. Was Discharged from the Navy there after a heart condition was discovered.

Comment by William R Homberg on July 15, 2017 at 5:39pm

Michael Arditi

I worked also with LTJG Griffith, she was Ensign when I met her.  We worked newborn nursery.  Was there when the hospital was quarantined because of an outbreak of meningitis, one case in the nursery.  We had close to 40 newborns in the nursery at the time.  Lost track of her and Lois  Chorie, a civilian nurse that also worked newborn nursery. I left August 66 went green side, 1st Mar Div. RVN.  

Comment by John paiva on July 15, 2017 at 1:48pm
I served from 1960-1964 at Newport. When I retired at 65, I found out my service records were supposedly lost in a fire at the facility in Indianapolis. Therefore I have never received military benefits of any kind including social security or Medicare for time served. Has anyone else a similar story? Perhaps even a suggestion to how I could get some back benefits.
Good to see some corpsman and waves writing in.
Comment by Michael Arditi on July 15, 2017 at 1:17pm

 I was stationed at the Newport Naval Hospital from 1-66 to 9-67. I worked general med ward the  ER and P13  physic ward. .My last six months working in CSR was  great.. Some of the people I worked with are LTJG Ethel Griffith LTJG Battina Holder . Also DR Farmer in P13 and miss brooks in the  OR..I cant not forget my first commanding officer in CSR LTCMDR Kalyin They and many others are all  dedicated people 

Comment by Robert Mallon on February 22, 2017 at 5:29am

Worked on ward E  and in the cast room for Capt Brown and Lcdr Dewal.

Comment by Donald Arthur Moore on June 26, 2016 at 7:19am

Stationed at USNH#3 after Vietnam in October 1967. Initially assigned as LPO of the ENT Clinic. Worked that section for a year and the was assigned as the Nursing Service Detail Petty Officer. Last assignment was as a MAA in Food Service. The work was great, the hours were horrible. Got married in the Chapel by the Sea in January 1969 to a girl from New Bedford, MA. Newport was a great tour of duty except for one bump in the road which was the Chief Nurse that I worked for. I took my wife up to Newport several years ago and found that the hospital grounds were torn down except for the old main building.

Comment by Allen C. Holmes on January 19, 2016 at 1:00pm

Stationed at USNH Newport after Corps School at Balboa NH from fall 1971- fall 1973. Worked mostly in Ortho ward-E but did work in almost all of the wards as needed. Made E-4 and was senior corpsman for ward E. Got to drive admiral Zumwalt and secretary Warner around Newport when they were there for some CNO conference with allied nations. Did work for Captain Murray for about a month when her assistant ( Commander ) went on leave. During that time, I got the hospital to issue tech jackets to ward corpsman and not get crud all over our jumpers and also ( proud of this) not to have to wear covers on base when wearing tech jacket. ( no saluting that sob from personal) Did fall for Mary Pat Mullen, but she married some guy in med school when she went home for X-mas. Went back to Newport in 1995 to seen old hospital grounds before  they were torn down.

Comment by John H Means on May 23, 2015 at 7:24pm

Stationed there from 1959 - 1961. Started in dirty surgery and the ER, then worked P-13 (NP locked ward) until I left for NP School in 1961. Most memorable experiences were Ike's summer white house and the festival riots in 1960. I remember Dr. Stanley Walzer (Psychiatrist), HM3 Pam Loomis (senior corpsman of ICU), and Fred Hartmann (NP Tech). Haven't been back since - I would like to take my wife to see Newport.

Comment by John paiva on May 8, 2015 at 2:37am
It's great to see some people are still cookin. It sure was a long time ago. I was in from ages 17-21, and thought I knew it all. Now at 72 I learn something new every day.

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