Hospital Corpsman celebrate 114th birthday
Great Lakes Hospital Corpsmen gathered to celebrate the 114th Hospital Corpsman birthday with a ball at the Midlane Country Club, Wadsworth, Ill., June 15.
CMDCM Christopher R. Angstead (a Navy Hospital Corpsman), RTC Great Lakes, was the guest speaker at the event attended by 300.
Prior to taking over the top enlisted billet at RTC, Angstead served as command master chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) for over 91,000 Marines and sailors.
The evening’s masters of ceremony were HMC David Cousins, HM1 Sherril Dickerson, HM2 Thomas Cox, and HN Jordan Stansbury.
In a message released to the fleet Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West said:
“You are an exceptional group of men and women, whose dedication to duty and willingness to put others before self is evident throughout your heroic history. Loblolly Boy, Bayman, Doc ... the name may have changed several times, but the pride and professionalism have remained constant. Whether you are providing top-notch healthcare at home, underway and abroad, or life-saving treatment on the battlefield, you are a vital part of our Navy and Marine Corps team.
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