Tag Archives: Vietnam

Remembering HM3 Bienvenido Dona – Filipino pioneer and U.S. Navy medical hero of Vietnam

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On January 15, 1955, Bienvenido Dona enlisted in the U.S. Navy – one of the nearly 1,000 Filipino nationals to enlist that year. At age 27, the Northern Mindanao native had been older than most recruits in-processing at the Naval Base Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines.  But like other …

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Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Cmdr. Vinh Doan, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam describes his amazing escape from Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. In a world of make believe, a story filled with pirates, gun fire, stormy seas, and a mysterious submarine might make an exciting adventure, but …

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Navy Medicine … Our Presence Matters

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month I wrapped up my first visit to our research facilities in Southeast Asia. I visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-Asia) in Singapore, the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) in Phnom Penh and the …

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Pacific Partnership: Recap of Vietnam

Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is a U.S. Navy Medicine, U.S. Pacific Fleet and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.       Vietnam Community Service Project for Children with Disabilities U.S. service members, Partner Nations and …

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