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HMC, USN, Ret.
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I joined the USN in 1967,I attended Boot Camp @ NTC San Diego.  I  was then given orders to and attended Hospital Corps "A" School@Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego. I was then ordered to Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital where I did my time as a ward orderly. I quickly tired of the routine as a ward orderly and shortly after my arrival at the Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton I volunteered for duty in Vietnam. I received orders and was sent to Camp Delmar (FMF)located on Camp Pendleton for Fleet Marine Training. My Training Class was at Camp Delmar for 6 Weeks(?)under the guidance of 4 Marine Corps Sergeants. These gentlemen took a very great interest in our survival and taught us well. I received orders to and arrived in Saigon, Republic of South Vietnam Apr 1969. I was then flown by C130 to Danang and arrived at 1st Recon BN HQ for duty assignment. I was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Plt as a Recon Team Corpsman. I remained with this unit (1st Recon BN) til August 1970 (including several TDY assignments for special projects). After my time in Vietnam I returned to Conus in August of 1970 with orders to report to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Dispensary 1017. I requested "C" School and was given orders to Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD. After completion of training I received orders to Camp Lejuene, NC (Naval Hospital)and after 1 1/2 years, I requested and was granted orders to Mainside Dispensary as NCOIC. My final assignment was to the Physical Exam Center @ Camp Lejuene as NCOIC. Discharged in 1979 (Honorable) and returned to Michigan.

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