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
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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 [Verified]
  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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A SchoolBureau of Medicine (BUMED)Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)NAVSTA Philadelphia
USS Refuge (AH-11)USS Rehoboth (AVP-50/AGS-50)NAS Coco Solo, PanamaUS Navy
NAVSTA Norfolk, VANaval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL),, Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)USS Leyte (CV-32)NAS Quonset Point
VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/TridentsInstructors Training SchoolCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Advancement Schools and Courses
USS Forrestal (CV-59)USS Randolph (CVS-15)NAS Norfolk
  1942-1942, HA-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School
  1942-1943, HA-0000, Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, Navy Recruiting Station Casco Bay, ME
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, NAVSTA Philadelphia
  1944-1944, PhM-0000, USS Refuge (AH-11)
  1944-1944, PhM-0000, USS Rehoboth (AVP-50/AGS-50)
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, NAS Coco Solo, Panama
  1945-1945, PhM-0000, NAAF Galapagos Islands
  1945-1947, PhM-0000, NAS Coco Solo, Panama
  1947-1947, PhM-0000, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1947-1950, HM-0000, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL),, Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)
  1950-1951, HM-0000, USS Leyte (CV-32)
  1952-1952, HM-0000, NAS Quonset Pt Station Hospital , NAS Quonset Point
  1952-1955, HM-0000, VP-26 Hurdy Gurdy/Tridents
  1955-1955, HM-0000, Instructors Training School
  1955-1959, HM-0000, NMCRC Albany, NY
  1959-1959, HM-8406, Navy School Aviation Medicine
  1959-1961, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1961-1962, HM-8406, USS Randolph (CVS-15)
  1962-1966, HM-8406, NAS Norfolk
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War1
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)1
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade
 Colleges Attended 
Old Dominion University
  1945-1946, Others/Not Listed
  1970-1970, Old Dominion University
  1997-1998, Others/Not Listed
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