Navy Medicine Features

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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Sailor in the Spotlight: HM2 Ruth Suarez

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ruth Suarez, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery det. Bethesda *Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Hometown: General Santos City, …

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I Am a Navy Corpsman

By Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs A 16-year-old picks up a magazine and flips through the glossy pages. He stops at an article about a heroic sailor — a Navy corpsman — who ran through a minefield to save the Marines he served with during Operation Desert Storm. For some people, the story would …

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Sailor in the Spotlight: HM2 Martin

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Dominique Martin, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune *Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Hometown:  Chicago, IL When did you join Navy? …

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Angels of the Airfields: Navy Air Evacuation Nurses of World War II

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery When the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) R4D broke through the clouds of volcanic dust and smoke to land on Iwo Jima on March 6, 1945, it carried more than whole blood and medical supplies for the wounded. On board this flight was a 22-year old Navy nurse named Jane …

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