Crowder, Fred, HMC

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8452-Advanced X-Ray Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1996-2000, HM-9587, Navy Recruiting Region West
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-9587-Officer Recruiter
Service Years
1970 - 2000
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Voice Edition
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30 Recruiter

Navy Recruiting Gold Wreath Award (10th)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Naval Rescue Swimmer

Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
Naval Enlisted Reserve Association (NERA)Post 158Branch 55Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
Chapter 1Navy Together We ServedUnited States Navy Memorial National Chief Petty Officers Association
USS Oregon; Detachment 470Navy League of the United States
  1978, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association (NERA) - Assoc. Page
  1991, American Legion, Post 158 (Member) (Tigard, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 55 (Member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2001, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2008, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2016, Marine Corps League, USS Oregon; Detachment 470 (Member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Navy League of the United States - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from OHSU in April 2015.  Was thinking about doing traveling work but at age 65, I just did not have it in me to do that.  Will be working part time but not at OHSU due to it receiving retirement pay from there. Also going to play more golf as there are two golf courses with a half mile from us.
Volunteer at Portland, Oregon USO about twice a week to keep busy and to get out of the house.  Have also been volunteering with Homes for Our Troops and Wounded Warriors projects in the Portland area.
Other Comments:
Like sleeping in, but I am working in our yard everyday and doing things like going to nurseries, and just enjoying not working full time.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  7 Sailors Remembered
  • Baker, Carmen, LCDR
  • Crowder, Samuel Warwick, F1c, (1924-1941)
  • Crowder, William, S1c, (1942-1946)
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1970, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), R0171
  1984, NAVVET (Prior Naval Service) (San Diego, CA), 71984
 Duty Stations
Naval Reserve Readiness Command (NAVRESREDCOM)/Region 13 (REDCOM 13)RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAUSS Uhlmann (DD-687)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, TexasNaval Hospital Bremerton, WANSA SeattleProfessional Schools and Courses
Naval Health Clinic Pearl Harbor, HIUS Navy<B>US Army (USA)</b>/Tripler Army HospitalPacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)/Barking Sands, Hawaii
Naval Hospital Agana, GuamNRC BremertonHQs  - Chief Naval Reserve Force/Chief of Naval Reserve New Orleans (CNAVRES)NAS Dallas
Navy Veteran/Other Service Veteran (NAVET/OSVET) IndoctrinationOak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CANaval Hospital Yokosuka, JapanSchool Assignments - Staff
Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff) Detachment OaklandUSNS Mercy (T-AH-19)National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MDNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
Navy Recruiting Orientation UnitNavy Recruiting Region West
  1970-1970, Region 13 (REDCOM 13)/Naval Reserve Surface Division 13-9
  1970-1970, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1970-1970, USS Uhlmann (DD-687)
  1970-1971, HM-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1971-1971, HM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  1971-1972, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
  1972-1973, HM-0000, NSA Seattle
  1973-1974, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Radiology Technician Course, San Diego, CA
  1974-1976, HM-8452, Naval Health Clinic Pearl Harbor, HI/Branch Medical Clinic (BMC) Makalapa
  1974-1976, HM-8452, MCAS Kaneohe Bay/Branch Medical Clinic (BMC)
  1975-1975, HM-8452, US Army (USA)/Tripler Army Hospital
  1975-1976, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)/Barking Sands, Hawaii
  1976-1978, HM-8452, Naval Hospital Agana, Guam
  1978-1984, HM-8452, NRC Bremerton
  1981-1981, HM-8452, HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force/Chief of Naval Reserve New Orleans (CNAVRES)
  1984-1984, HM-8452, NAS Dallas
  1984-1984, HM-8452, Navy Veteran/Other Service Veteran (NAVET/OSVET) Indoctrination
  1984-1986, HM-8452, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  1986-1988, HM-8452, Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
  1988-1988, HM-9502, Instructors Training School
  1988-1993, Naval School of Health Sciences (Staff) Detachment Oakland
  1993-1996, HM-8452, USNS Mercy (T-AH-19)
  1994-1994, HM-8452, National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda, MD
  1994-1994, HM-8452, Instructor Training Course
  1994-1994, HM-8452, Naval Training Center (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1996-1996, HM-9587, Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
  1996-2000, HM-9587, Navy Recruiting Region West
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Grays Harbor CollegeGeorge Washington UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityUniversity of Maryland - Far East
University of Phoenix
  1968-1970, Grays Harbor College
  1973-1974, George Washington University
  1979-1981, George Washington University
  1986-1988, University of Maryland - Far East
  1986-1988, University of Phoenix
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 05, 1953, ME AND MY BROTHER BILL2
  Dec 25, 1953, My 1st car1
  Jun 07, 1968, High School Graduation Picture1
  Nov 17, 1972, My 68 Mustng Fastback 2+21
  Apr 28, 1980, FAMILY PHOTO1
  Aug 10, 1991, MY OLD 56 CHEVY 4 DOOR HARDTOP 1
  Jul 04, 1993, Two wild and crazy guys1
  Apr 06, 1997, A Night out with my wife2
  Aug 31, 2000, Retired from the Navy2
  May 07, 2008, 16th Wedding Anniversary Picture5
  Dec 07, 2013, General Photos18
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