NY native Navy corpsman reflects on 9/11

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan – “Being there that day and seeing the things I saw left an indelible mark on my psyche, my soul; I couldn’t get beyond it. The more I thought about it I realized I wanted to give back in some way; I wanted to do everything in my power to make sure something like that could never happen again.”

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Sgt Grit Newsletter September 8 , 2011

Grit – The Mighty Mite that you are referring to. I once had one of our supply guys searching for the stock # of a radiator for the air-cooled Mighty Mite – he spent two hours on it – boy, was he mad.
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My Salute

The decommissioning of Navy Hospital ship USS Sanctuary and being towed for its imminent demise to a scrap heap to me is just plain sad. When serving as a grunt with L3/7, 69-70, I had two medivacs onto the Sanctuary, once being treated for jungle rot infection and later for immersion foot. From the surgical staff to the nurses I along with my fellow Marines received the best of care! My salute to the Navy docs and nurses and especially all the bush Corpsman who without them … Ooorah! Semper Fi

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