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Willie F  Deadwyler
HM1 USN (Ret)
986 West Side Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3140
(301) 721-0667
Hospital Corpsman First Class
United States Navy

HM1 Willie F. Deadwyler was born on 30 March 1959 in Athens, GA.  He entered the US Army in
September 1977, and attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ and Infantry School at Fort
Benning, GA.  He completed a Hometown Recruiter’s Assistance Program (HARP) tour in
March 1978, then reported to Co. C (Charlie) of the 3rd Infantry Battalion (The Old Guard)
(The President’s Honor Guard) at Fort Myer, VA, where he served on the #2 Firing Squad
until he was discharged from the Army in January 1979 due to a family hardship.  Petty Officer
Deadwyler joined the US Army Reserves in 1980 and was assigned to the 357th Supply and Service
Battalion in Athens, GA as the S-4 Administrative Specialist.  In 1981, Petty Officer
Deadwyler enlisted in the US Navy, and completed Basic Training in November 1981, at Recruit
Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, IL, and Hospital Corps “A” School in February
1982 at Naval School of Health Sciences (NSHS), San Diego, CA.  Following!
 this, Petty Officer Deadwyler was assigned to Naval Regional Medical Center (NRMC),
Portsmouth, VA where he was assigned to Ward 6A.  After 6 months, he was promoted to Senior
Corpsman.  After being on the ward for 12 months he reported to the Director of Nursing
Service as her Special Assistant with ADDU to the Head, Enlisted Assignments where he assisted
in the preparation/publishing of the first edition of the “Guide for Senior Ward
Corpsmen”.  In May 1983, Petty Officer Deadwyler transferred to the Naval Aerospace
Medical Institute (NAMI), NAS Pensacola, FL as a student in the Aerospace Medicine Technician
(HM-8406) course.  In August  1993 upon graduation, he reported to Helicopter Combat Support
Squadron FOUR (HC-4), homeported at USNAS Sigonella, Sicily as the first Medical Department
Representative (MDR), with ADDU to the NAS II Flight Line Clinic for squadron support.  In
August  1995 he reported to Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5), homeported at NAS Jacksonvi!
lle, FL.  While attached to VP-5, he was TAD to the Branch Medical Clinic, NAS Jacksonville
for squadron support.  While at the clinic, he was the Assistant LPO (Administration),
Physical Examination Department.  In September 1998, he reported to the Branch Medical Clinic,
NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL where he was the Assistant LPO, Aviation Medicine Department and
LPO Physical Qualifications (Waivers) and Optometry Clinic.  In September 1989, Petty Officer
Deadwyler reported to the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in Groton, CT as a student
in the Radiation Health Technician (HM-8407) course.  In July 1990, after graduation, he
reported to the USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39), homeported at Naval Station, Norfolk, VA as the
Radiation Health Technician.  In 1992, he assumed additional duty as the Leading Petty Officer
for the Medical Department.  In September 1993, Petty Officer Deadwyler reported to the Naval
Dosimetry Center, Navy Environmental Health Center Detachment, Bet!
hesda, MD as the Leading Petty Officer / Safety Officer.  In January 1997, Petty Officer
Deadwyler assumed the titles and positions of Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) and Administrative
Officer, Naval Dosimetry Center.  Petty Officer Deadwyler Transferred to the Fleet Reserve on
30 June 1999.

Petty Officer Deadwyler wears the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star), Navy Unit Commendation Medal (Gold Star), Navy
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operational
Device (Gold Star), Navy “E” Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal (Four awards),
National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Coast
Guard Special Operations Ribbon and Sea Service Ribbon.

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