The information presented in this website is based upon recollections over 40 years old, reference material, and the best intentions to pass on details to the next generations, so they can study the history of NSAH and the Vietnam War. Any omissions or factual errors are purely unintentional human errors.
It has been said “that no one person writes their own orders in the U.S. Military.” This is a general statement for each of us that have served in the U.S. Military. You can, however, volunteer and request a MOS. In my case, the MOS (or specialty) was to be a Navy Corpsman.
I have served right alongside thousands of Marines, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy personnel in Vietnam, and I respect all branches of the U.S. Military. Sometimes the lines cross when job duties overlap and you find yourself working closer with one group than the other.
In my case, I worked most closely with the U.S.M.C., as I Corps was mostly Marines. We remain U.S. Navy personnel and the Marine Corps personnel treat us a one of their own. I would personally like to thank each and every Marine for their service and their returned support for Navy Corpsmen.