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Ronald (Doc) Parlee
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Ronald (Doc) Parlee
Corpsman for seven years until medically discharged. Served on board the USS Barry (DD-933) and USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) out of Newport, RI. Stationed at USNH #2 at Chelsea, Mass. FMF with 3rd Bat., 5th Mar 1st Mar. Div  then back to US finishing at MSCS, El Toro, Ca. 
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  • Born & raised in Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • Joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in February 1962.
  • Boot camp was in June 1962 at The Great Lakes recruit training center.
  • Married Diane Rowen 1 Jan 1964. Active duty began 2 Jan 1964 at which time I attended Hospital Corps School, Company 29 at Great Lakes, graduating May 1964.
  • Stationed on U.S.S. Barry DD-933, homeport in Newport, Rhode Island from May 1964 to August 1964.
  • Transferred to U.S.S. Grand Canyon AD-28 from August 1964 to January 1966, during which time had deployment of 6 month Mediterranean cruise & 6 month stint at Norfolk, Virginia. During this time advanced to HM3(E-4). Became  the proud father of  Sharon Margaret  & Tracy Rowen.
  • Reinlisted as regular Navy in September 1965 on board the Grand Canyon.
  • Attended Optical technician school at Bethesda, Maryland from February 1966 to August 1966.
  • Transferred to U.S.N.H. #2 at Chelsea, Massachusetts as optical technician from August 1966 to February 1968. Advanced to HM2 & assumed the role of senior enlisted of the EENT clinic during this time. While at U.S.N.H. #2 initiated the training curriculum for the optical technician phase of the on the j ob training for EENT technicians. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, California, for FMF training in February 1968, as 2"" platoon commander. 
  • Graduated April 1968, then assigned to 3'd Battalion 5'" Marine I"' Marine division out of Phu Bi, RVN, as senior corpsman of India Company. WIA 1 1 June 1968 X2. WIA 15 June 1968, after 3rd Purple Heart transferred to MCAS Fl Torro, California. 
  • Medically discharged 13 Feb 1969. Divorced from Diane in 1969. Since discharged from U.S. Navy, resided in San Bernardino, California for 12 years. Moved to Modesto, California & resided there until 1989. Moved to Northern California (Eureka, McArthur & Redding) currently residing in Redding, California.
  • Employed as registered dispensing optician from 1969-1986. Took national nursing boards for Licensed Vocational Nurse (Licensed Practical Nurse) in 1985 and am currently an LVN in California. Currently married to Terry Parlee.
  • Is currently a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, National Association of Medics & Corpsman & The American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsman.
  • Life member of VFW, life member DAV, member American Legion, Military

  • Order of Purple Heart, American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsman,
    National Association of Medics and Hospital Corpsman.


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