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Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2017

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Fleet Marine Force Service medal/ribbon

Started by Michael J Sanchez. Last reply by Terry Quintin Apr 23, 2016. 10 Replies

navy hospital corpsmen

Started by bill schoeffling. Last reply by G Flint Oct 6, 2015. 5 Replies

Hats Off to All my fellow Corpsman!

Started by Curt Hiller. Last reply by G Flint Oct 6, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by William O. Plaster, Jr. on January 15, 2015 at 9:41am

Stephen, did you know John Hetrick who worked in decedent affairs? John and I were at the hospital at the same time. We served together three times during our navy career. He now lives in Beaufort, SC and I live in Summerville, SC and occasionally get together. I became a Medical Technologist and worked for HCA for 18 years until I retired in 1998. I then volunteered in the ER for 10 years.

Comment by Mike Landers on January 15, 2015 at 9:21am

Greetings from N. Atlanta. Hope all is well. 1971-1974. 2 Med cruises.


Comment by Jim Decota on November 15, 2014 at 7:52pm

The 91 year old WW2 vet that I posted a blog about running across the country, Ernie Andrus was a Corpsman! He was one of the original 30 vets (avg age 72 at the time) that sailed their LST-325 back from Greece in 2000!

Check out his FB page:

Comment by David Freeman on November 13, 2014 at 6:25pm

I need to retire!. There is a perfectly good battleship in Long Beach that needs an HM. All I need is time. 

Ron, don't despair. If San Diego can have a dry land ship, USS Recruit then you can have one in Arizona. If I recall, there was a German POW camp outside of Phoenix in WWII. The prisoners were planning and escape and got hold of a local map. Story is they were building a boat to cross the Salt River. I wonder if anybody saved it.

Comment by William O. Plaster, Jr. on November 13, 2014 at 4:06pm

Stephen M. Miland :  I was a HM1 in the blood bank at NSA Hospital 69-70.

Comment by L. Wayne Sasser on November 13, 2014 at 3:51pm

yes we do, and NAS Pensacola, 45 miles east.

Comment by Jim Decota on November 13, 2014 at 3:50pm

Stephen, you have the USS Turner Joy up in Bremerton and L.Wayne you have a Battleship!

Comment by Jim Decota on November 13, 2014 at 3:45pm

Better yet, put that uniform back on! Join the veteran crew on a Navy historical ship!  The billet we filled as Corpsmen is one that has an important role to fulfill as so many of the vets that serve on the museum ships are "older than many of us"!

That would be a little tough for you Ron! They don't have a ship in AZ ....yet!

Comment by L. Wayne Sasser on November 13, 2014 at 3:06pm

Volunteer!  I spent 30 years as Healthcare Administrator. All the local hospitals need volunteers, you set the hours, do as you want, and not responsible for others, LOL

Comment by Ron Bryan on November 13, 2014 at 3:03pm

To Stephen Miland; Welcome to RETIREMENT. UGH! Your not alone in this category.It takes time to adjust, find the local library and sing up for something that trips your trigger.


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