Culpepper Jr, William "Bill", HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8425-Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1982-1985, HM-8425, USS Rentz (FFG-46)
Service Years
1963 - 1988
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Anna Culpepper, LCDR to remember Culpepper Jr, William "Bill", PO1.

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Date of Passing
Feb 16, 2007
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Bill was born on June 28, 1945, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to William C. Culpepper Sr. and Marguerite Culpepper. Bill was an R.N. and held a B.S. in Health Care Management from the University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif., a B.S. in Health Sciences from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Health Administration from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and certified Home Care Executive.

Mr. Culpepper served in the United States Navy from 1963 until about 1988, serving as a Hospital Corpsman including two years on board the USS Rentz in the Medical Clinic. While in the Navy he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and two Good Conduct Medals.

Bill spent over 20 years in the health care industry and was employed by East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System in Tyler as the corporate director of Home Services.

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This profile is posted in order to reach out to my father's shipmates.  I would appreciate any stories or memories from those sailors that served with him over the years.  Since I grew up with my mother, the details of his Navy career aren't as clear as I would like. So, if you know any more details about his tours and campaigns, I would appreciate your assistance.

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 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesNaval Hospital Corpus Christi, TXBranch Medical Clinic (BMC), NAB Little CreekMarine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB), Barstow, CA
USS Rentz (FFG-46)
  1963-1964, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Pharmacy Technician C School
  1968-1970, HM-8482, Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, TX
  1971-1974, HM-8482, Branch Medical Clinic (BMC), NAB Little Creek
  1975-1978, HM-8482, Branch Medical Clinic (BMC), Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB), Barstow, CA
  1982-1985, HM-8425, USS Rentz (FFG-46)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of La VerneGeorge Washington UniversityChapman University
  1975-1978, University of La Verne
  1983-1986, George Washington University
  1985-1988, Chapman University
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