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Blane Morgan Wilson

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Born in Philadelphia, moved at 2 years old to Phoenixville, PA, Was Eagle Scout Troop 73 Schuylkill School. Enlisted in the Navy after attending TexasLutheran College, completed Navy Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, completed 8404 FMF training, assigned to 2d MAR DIV 2d ENG Bn, and reassigned to 2d BN 8th MAR, CLNC and to GITMO as Sr. Corpsman of 2d Bn 8th MAR line company, sent to SERE/Counterinsurgency school Seal Operated , Little Creek VA. and then sent to RVN June 1969 CAPT Blane M. Wilson USN, RET. Served as a HM2 FMF, Navy Corpsman with the Marine Advisory Team, Can Gio, Rung Sat Special Zone, RVN, June 1969-Nov 1969, supported Vietnam Army Company 999, and Seal Team 2 on combined operations in the Rung Sat, was transfered to NAS DaNang with the Naval Advisory Group, Nov 1969-March 1970, to establish medical facilities for the Vietnamase Navy HQ, and also conducted MEDCAPS in Hoi An and Quang Nhgi Provincial areas. Reassigned to establish a medical treatment facility at Hai Tien, on the Cambodian Border for the combiend forces there March 1969-June1970. Went back to college and graduated from Nursing School (Fairview Hospital School of Nursing) RN, MPLS, MN and entered the USN as an Ensign on March 1976. Was an ICU, ER and Operating Room Nurse for 25 years with total service in the Navy of 31 years active. Served with 2dFSSG 2d MED Bn, CLNC, USS Austin, USS Gudalcanal, USNS Mercy, and Deployed Surgical Team #7, served in Gulf War 1991 as an ICU nurse in FLT Hospital #6 Baharin. Retired from the Navy in Dec 2003 and served after retirement as a Severely Counselor Advocate for the DOD for the Pacific Region from Tripler with two contractors. Married to LCDR Diane M. Wilson, USN, RET, Navy Chaplain and who serves as a Pastor in Starke, FL. Volunteer with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Posse/ CHIPS Group, Florida Forest Service Volunteer and ARES Communications Volunteer, FCC Lic. Amateur Extra, call sign, K3LYE.

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