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Veteran's Corner - Tom Carmody

Series: Veterans Corner | Story 1

COLFAX - Local Veteran Tom Carmody served as a Navy Corpsman E-6 Petty Officer 1st class during the Vietnam Era.

“I went to boot camp in 1957,” Carmody said, after which he would go to Great Lakes Naval Station.

“I went to hospital corpsman school in Great Lakes, Illinois,” he said.

After completing his training at Great Lakes, Carmody was transferred to the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina were he spent over a year. Carmody explained that after the Naval Hospital he went to Portsmouth Virginia for a while before going on his first ship.

“The USS Fulton it’s a submarine tender,” Ca...


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