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My Military Experience Part II: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

After Normandy and a 30-day leave, I reported to a Naval Station in Boston. About 200 hospital corpsmen, including me, were assigned to serve with the Fleet Marine Forces. We all went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where we went through six weeks of Marine Corp. boot camp, then six weeks of training for field… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part III: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

Dead and wounded from the invasion on Okinawa Island were brought to the Army Hospital on Saipan for treatment and transport. The hospital was overwhelmed with casualties. Our company commander, a Navy doctor, also wearing a Marine uniform, volunteered our services. I worked the night shift on a ward. We had one nurse for three… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part IV: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

Boring, boring, boring, best describes our camp life on Saipan. After serving at the Army hospital, we were free to go anywhere on the island, except the Airdrome. But that required some walking. My $21 a month salary all went for toiletries, candy and beer at the camp commissary. Aug. 6, 1945, a single silver… Read more »

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