Pickard, Charles, HM2

Navy (FMF)
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
US Navy Veteran (FMF)
Current/Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Navy (FMF)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, HM-8404, SERE School/Brunswick, ME
Service Years
1966 - 1970
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Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Eugene Sara; Detachment 418Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Military Order of the Purple Heart3rd Marine Division Association
Marine Corps Together We Served-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2001, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines
  2003, Marine Corps League, Eugene Sara; Detachment 418 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Billings, Montana) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2003, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  2003, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2006, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2018, -National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from 3M-Co., with my last assignment being Portland, Or. After a year of retirement living in Portland, my wife and I relocated to Montana, my home state. I enjoy hunting and fishing, and Montana memories of how it used to be drew me back.My family is the most important thing to me, so I look forward to all my visits with my grandkids and kids.
Other Comments:
My 3 years and 9 months of active duty in the Marines and Navy introduced me to some of the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have rubbed shoulders with some very high powered, educated, well informed people from all walks of life. To be sure, my relationships and friendships with people in the military are number # 1 in my book !

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Navy Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 401
 Unit Assignments
Hospital Corps SchoolField Medical Service SchoolNaval Hospital Oakland4th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
SERE SchoolCold Weather Training (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CAAdvanced Leadership Training CourseUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
SERE School/Brunswick, ME
  1966-1966, HM-8404, Hospital Corps School
  1967-1967, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School
  1967-1967, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Oakland
  1967-1968, HM-8404, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)/M Co
  1969-1969, HM-8404, SERE School/NAS North Island, CA
  1969-1969, HM-8404, Cold Weather Training (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, CA
  1969-1969, HM-8404, Advanced Leadership Training Course
  1969-1970, HM-8404, Jungle Environment Survival Training School (JEST) NTA, Okinawa
  1969-1970, HM-8404, SERE School/Brunswick, ME
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
  1967-1968 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Kentucky
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Lancaster II
  1968-1968 Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Scotland II
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Robin
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Operation Lancaster II/Battle for Mike's Hill
  1968-1968 Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Napoleon / Saline
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Kentucky / Battle of Dai Do
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Montana State University-BillingsUniversity of Montana, MissoulaUniversity of Montana, Missoula
  1962-1964, Montana State University-Billings
  1964-1966, University of Montana, Missoula
  1970-1971, University of Montana, Missoula
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 22, 2012, General Photos1
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