Where did you serve and what did you do?
1986-2012. Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, Hospital Corps, USN. National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Naples Naval Hospital, Italy, Groton Naval Hosptial, CT; Inshore Boat Unit 22- Connecticut and 3 deployments in the Middle East, Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 21 and Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 8, Newport , RI & Kuwait; Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 25th Marines, CT.
How are you #StillServing?
Hematology oncology infusion nurse at Smilow Cancer hospital, Yale New Haven, CT. 2019 FLorence Nightengale and Yale Magent Nursing awards. Our Hematology Oncology clinic, with support from Yale leadership, identifies patients, visitors and staff who are Veterans. We listen to their story and steer them towards resources and aslo present a Veteran Recognition challenge coin. SInce formally keeping a diary in 2019, we have reached out to over 245 Veterans to ensure they are given thanks for their service and given resource materials./support. Many are unaware of how to enroll at the VA and that their cancer may have a service connection such as Agent Orange and Camp Lejeune Contaminated water. I have written and provided data to comrades stationed in polluted areas, using social media to bring attention to the AIrborne Hazards and Burn Pit registry as written over 100 buddy letters to attest t0 the envirolmental hazards in the AL Shuaybah Port, Kuwait.
Why do you do it?
It is my duty.