Blackmon, Edward Brown, CPhM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, PhM-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1936 - 1944
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bay Minette
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
USS Albacore (SS-218)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The Albacore began a patrol on October 24, 1944, and refueled at Midway Island on October 28th. There was no further contact with the boat after that date. Japanese records report a submarine exploding as the result of contact with a mine on November 7, 1944 and the Albacore was presumed lost on December 21st 1944. Chief Pharmacist's Mate was officially declared dead on December 13, 1945.

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  1941-1943, PhM-0000, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA

PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

From Month/Year
December / 1941

To Month/Year
June / 1943

Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate

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 Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA Details

Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
On January 7, 1836 the Chelsea Naval Hospital was completed and commissioned. Located on a hill on the banks of the Mystic River in Chelsea, MA, it is 112 feet (34 m) above sea level. The original building was built of Vermont granite. The hospital was a three story building with a 100 bed capacity. A wing was added on the west side of the building in 1865. Chelsea Naval Hospital was one of the first three hospitals authorized by Congress to accommodate naval personnel. Previously, personnel received treatment at marine hospitals operated by the Department of the Treasury for mariners, both naval and merchant. The hospital served naval personnel and others during the American Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. In 1970, a plaque in remembrance of Medal of Honor recipient Wayne Maurice Caron, a hospital corpsman, was placed on the grounds of the hospital. In 1973, the hospital and the surrounding grounds were added to the Naval Hospital Boston Historic District. When it was decommissioned in 1974, it was the oldest naval hospital in service in the United States and consisted of 88 acres of land on the Mystic River. Notable patients during the hospital's history include Presidents John Quincy Adams (after his presidency) and John F. Kennedy (before his presidency). The original hospital buildings were converted into condominiums while adjacent land was dotted with single family townhouses and high rise apartment complexes. Still extant are the perimeter wall and guard shack, pier, chapel, ordnance buildings, nurses' quarters, and the Captain's House. In addition to the redevelopment of the housing and hospital portion of the property, several acres on the Mystic River were taken over by the Metropolitan District Commission for Mary O'Malley Park.

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Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval


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Last Updated: Apr 2, 2018
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Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA

Greene, Hiram Moe, LT, (1941-1943) OFF 1955 Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, LT, (1941-1945) OFF 110X Ensign
CONKLIN, Frederick, RADM, (1914-1949) Captain
Gillooly, James, PO1, (1942-1945) Petty Officer Second Class

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