FITZGERALD, JACK, HM3

Hospital Corpsman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1968-1969, HM-8404, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
Service Years
1966 - 1969
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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 Military Association Memberships
Testing Child ChapterVeterans for Peace (VFP)National Association of Medics and Corpsmen
  1967, Veterans of the Vietnam War, Testing Child Chapter (Member) [Verified]
  1986, Veterans for Peace (VFP) - Assoc. Page
  2008, National Association of Medics and Corpsmen [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I Live with my wife Maggie not far from my grand children on a nice peice of land with an airstrip and a good sized garden.
I would rather be in New Mexico where Maggie and I lived for 2 years. But we came back for the grand kids.
I have traveled some and went back to Vietnam in April.
I am a peace activist and have been involved in Marches and Demonstrations since 1969.
I am a Ham Radio Opp.,K1FYD a long haul biker and a Buddhist.
   
Other Comments:
I served with 1st Plt. H. Company 2/9 spring, summer and fall of 1967 until I was wounded for the second time near Con Thien.
I was treated at BAS and Transferred to 3rd Med at Phu Bai.
At 3rd Med I worked on the Vietnamese civilian ward and the POW cage. I also floated to ICU, The OR and Triage. and choppers runs to NSA. and pick ups in Hue and Khe Sanh. During Tet 68. I also covered at med station at Khe Sanh.

I served at both Chelsea and Portsmouth Naval Hospitals.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 256
 Duty Stations
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILNaval Hospital Chelsea, MA9th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/9)Field Medical Service School (FMSS) Camp LeJeune, NC
USS Sanctuary (AH-17)3rd FSR/FSSG/3rd Medical Bn3rd Marine DivisionMARFORPAC/FMFPAC
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1966-1966, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1966-1967, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
  1967-1967, HM-8404, 9th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/9)
  1967-1967, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School (FMSS) Camp LeJeune, NC
  1967-1967, HM-8404, USS Sanctuary (AH-17)
  1967-1968, 3rd FSR/FSSG/3rd Medical Bn
  1967-1968, HM-8404, 3rd Marine Division
  1967-1968, MARFORPAC/FMFPAC
  1968-1969, HM-8404, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/Operation Con Thien
  1967-1968 Khe Sanh, South Vietnam (FOB)2
  1967-1968 Khe Sanh, South Vietnam (FOB)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
 Colleges Attended 
Worcester State CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts at BostonUniversity of ConnecticutUniversity of Maine
  1969-1973, Worcester State College
  1974-1975, University of Massachusetts at Boston
  1975-1975, University of Connecticut
  1983-1985, University of Maine1
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