Peck, John, HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8406-Aerospace Medical Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1962-1966, HM-8406, NAS Norfolk
Service Years
1942 - 1966
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Five Hash Marks

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Diane Short (TWS Chief Admin), SA to remember Peck, John (Doc), HM1.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Queens, New York
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 09, 2014
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Post 327USS Forrestal AssociationAmerican Association of Navy Hospital Corpsman (AAoNHC)United States Navy Memorial
Navy Together We ServedUSS Leyte CV-32 AssociationKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  1966, American Legion, Post 327 (Adjutant ) (Norfolk, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1966, USS Forrestal Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsman (AAoNHC) [Verified]
  1995, American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsman (AAoNHC) [Verified]
  1998, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, USS Leyte CV-32 Association
  2013, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
On retirement from USN, my wife and I bought a used 1979 VW Camper, we visited every state in US, and traveled from the Islands of Canada, across Canada, went on a 38 day expedition to Mexico, from "T" town, down the Baja, across the sound to the Main Land, visited thru out Mexico and returned to CONUS via AZ. Followed I-40 cross country to home, logging 7,800 on the VW, Needed new muffler and two tires.

When stationed at USN/MC TRNG CTR, Albany, NY, had a very interesting detail, my home base was 90 Church St., NYC, 3rd ND Hdqtrs. Was attached to 3rd ND, mobilization Team, we had to keep records of all HM's, if a disaster and/or mobilization, we could recall all HM's and Hospital personnel to ActDuty. Our area was from Albany, NY down to NYC.


Other Comments:
Served on Galapagos Islands, US NAAF, 1946, transferred to US NAS Coco Solo, CZ, Asst. to Flight Surgeon 15 ND.
1961- On board USS Randolph (CV-15) was attached to NASA Group for recovery of John Glenn. Corpsman in Isolation Chamber and Medical Isolation Team.
Made cruise on USS Eisenhower (CV-69)as part of Father/son cruise (Tiger Cruise) My son-in law was EMCM aboard the "IKE"

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Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade
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The blockade began October 21 and, the next day, Kennedy delivered a public address alerting Americans to the situation. In his speech, he warned a frightened American public that the missiles on Cuba were capable of hitting Washington, D.C. or anywhere in the southeastern portion of the country, the Panama Canal, Mexico City or “as far north as Hudson Bay, Canada, and as far south as Lima, Peru.” A military confrontation appeared imminent when Kennedy told his audience that he ordered the evacuation of the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and put military units on standby. Boldly, he stated, “one path we shall never choose is the path of surrender or submission.”

Khrushchev responded by sending additional ships—possibly carrying military cargo—toward Cuba and by allowing construction at the missile sites to continue. Over the following six days, the Cuban Missile Crisis, as it is now known, brought the world to the brink of global nuclear war while the two leaders engaged in tense negotiations via telegram and letter.

Fortunately by October 28, Kennedy and Khrushchev had reached a settlement and people on both sides of the conflict breathed a collective but wary sigh of relief. The Cuban missile sites were dismantled and, in return, Kennedy agreed to close U.S. missile sites in Turkey.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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To Year
Last Updated:
Feb 17, 2017
Personal Memories
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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