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When Johnny Came Home: A Story of Wheelchair Basketball at Naval Hospital Corona

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Naval Hospital Corona, Calif., was a crown jewel of Navy Medicine in the 1940s. A former luxury resort for Hollywood stars, the U.S. Navy purchased it 1941 by order of President Franklin Roosevelt for use as a hospital.  Indoor spas that had once pampered Hollywood’s elite were …

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Marines take aim in archery

By Petty Officer 2nd Class John O’Neill Herrera, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs Marines assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Wounded Warrior Battalion West detachment, (left to right) Sgt. Eric Rodriguez, Staff Sgt. Gabriel Martinez and Cpl. Marcus Chischilly wait their turn during an archery practice at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center during the 2012 Paralympics …

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