Loomis, Corydon, Sr., HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
Service Years
1947 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Magellan
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Polaris Certificate
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Five Hash Marks

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Contact Info
Home Town
Jackson, MI
Last Address
Warwick, Rhode Island

Date of Passing
Apr 16, 2012
Location of Interment
Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery - Exeter, Rhode Island
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

HM 1/c Corydon M. Loomis, USN (ret.)

Corydon M. Loomis, 81, a retired Corpsman in the US Navy of 20 years passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 with his family by his side at Kent Hospital.

Mr. Loomis was a proud veteran of the US Navy, enlisting on August 21, 1947, just 17 days after his 17th birthday. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars aboard many ships including aircraft carriers USS Coral Sea and USS Essex as well as submarines and sub-tenders - USS Sablefish (where he was nicknamed "Doc"), USS Blenny, USS Conger, USS Sarda, the nuclear-powered USS Triton (credited with the first submerged circumnavigation of the earth in Operation Sandblast), atomic-powered USS Seawolf, USS Sea Owl, USS Shark, USS Canopus, and USS Fulton.

During his service, Mr. Loomis had Secret Clearance and earned five (5) Good Conduct awards, a National Defense medal, and the Navy's "Europe" Occupation Service Clasp. He retired in 1968 as a Hospital Medic, Petty Officer First Class (HM1) after 20 years of service. After retiring from the US Navy, Corydon worked for 18 years at Ciba-Geigy and 5 years at the US Postal Service.

Burial with military honors was in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A SchoolUSS Coral Sea (CVA-43)USS Essex (CVA-9)
Submarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Sablefish (SS-303)USS Blenny (SS-324)USS Conger (SS-477)
USS Sarda (SS-488)USS Triton (SSN-586)USS Seawolf (SSN-575)USS Sea Owl (SS-405)
USS Shark (SSN-591)USS Canopus (AS-34)USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1947-1947, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1947-1948, HA-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School
  1948-1951, HN-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
  1952-1954, HM-0000, USS Essex (CVA-9)
  1955-1955, HN-0000, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1956-1957, HM-0000, USS Sablefish (SS-303)
  1957-1958, HM-0000, USS Blenny (SS-324)
  1958-1959, HM-0000, USS Conger (SS-477)
  1959-1960, HM-0000, USS Sarda (SS-488)
  1960-1962, HM-0000, USS Triton (SSN-586)
  1962-1963, HM-0000, USS Seawolf (SSN-575)
  1963-1964, HM-0000, USS Sea Owl (SS-405)
  1964-1965, HM-0000, USS Shark (SSN-591)
  1965-1967, HM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-34)
  1967-1968, HM-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1960-1960 Operation Sandblast
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 16, 2012, Corydon M. LOOMIS, 81, retired Corpsman1
  Feb 28, 2013, General Photos
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