Sloan, Terrance Patrick, HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1965-1966, HM-8404, 1st FSR/FSSG
Service Years
1955 - 1966
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Two Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Des Moines IA
Last Address
Des Moines IA

Casualty Date
Nov 09, 1966
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Illness, Disease
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Eternal Hills Memorial Park - Oceanside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 048

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 Duty Stations
NAS NorfolkUS Navy9th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/9)1st FSR/FSSG
  1956-1957, HM-0000, NAS Norfolk
  1957-1960, HM-0000, Naval Supply Center (NSC)
  1960-1963, HM-0000, NAWS - NAD - NOD - NOF - NOU - NAVWEPSTA - NAVMAG
  1963-1964, HM-0000, NAS Norfolk
  1965-1965, HM-8404, 9th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/9)
  1965-1966, HM-8404, 1st FSR/FSSG
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
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  Jun 07, 2012, General Photos4
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Terry was my closest friend and room mate when we were stationed at Camp Hansen, Okinawa. We were Navy Hospital Corpsmen and had gone through Field Medical School in 1964 at Camp Pendelton. Our Division (3RD MARINE DIV,) landed in country in June,1965. I was given a medical discharge in October, 1965 and am still 100 percent permanently disabled. Terry's wife requested that I escort his remains to Oceanside, Ca. for funeral and burial; and I did, a most difficult task, but I was very proud to help bury him and hand the United States flag to Terry's wife, May, as the U. S. Marine Honor Guard fired a 21 shot volley. I never knew what happened to Terry for sure; I only heard that he was taking a live grenade out of the hooch in the nighttime and it exploded in his hands, saving nine other corpsmen and marines sleeping in the same hooch. My youngest son , Joseph, is also a stuterer;as was Terry; who would love him. Joe looks enough like Terry to be his son. I consider Joe to be God's replacement in life for taking Terry home at such a young age. I'm sorry if I ever corrected your speech which would have been very inappropriate. (or my son's) I'm really happy we both were promoted to first class (e-6) after five or six years as second class Navy Corpsmen because rates were so hard to make then. We always wanted to go to the Staff NCO club(e-5's weren't allowed entrance); but we'll have to wait to go to the big one when we both get orders to that BIG DMZ above.

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