Tag Archives: Navy history

Navy Medical Heroes of Midway

By Andre Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery historian June 4, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of arguably, the most pivotal naval battle in his­tory. The one-day battle re­versed the tide of World War II in the Pacific, six months after Pearl Harbor. Following the Battle of Midway, Japanese Imperial Forces were on the defensive for the remainder …

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The Battle of Midway – A Navy Doc’s Journey of Survival (Part 3 of 3)

By Capt. Joseph Page Pollard, interview conducted by Mr. Jan K. Herman, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In June 1942, LT Joseph Page Pollard was a 38-year old Navy physician serving aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5). From his role as assistant medical officer, LT Pollard would witness first-hand the battle that would change the tides of war in …

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The Battle of Midway – A Navy Doc’s Journey of Survival (Part 1 of 3)

By Capt. Joseph Page Pollard, interview conducted by Mr. Jan K. Herman, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In June 1942, (then Lt.) Pollard was a 38-year old Navy physician serving aboard USS Yorktown (CV-5). From his role as assistant medical officer, Pollard would witness first-hand the battle that would change the tides of war in the Pacific. Below …

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The Road to Sailor of the Year

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF/AW) Jonothan Tarkowski, 2012 Command assessment team leader, command financial specialist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center As a young recruit exiting the bus at Great Lakes boot camp in May 1987, I never imagined to have the career or experiences in the Navy that I am so fortunate to have been a part of. …

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Navy Medicine Presents “The Grog”

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the latest edition of The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture. In this issue, we offer our readers an original assortment of stories, essays, trivia and book reviews covering the topics of: the life and lessons of the heroic World War I nurse Edith Cavell, a look …

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