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    Navy’s Most Decorated Active Duty Hospital Corpsman Retires in Joint Ceremony with Wife [Image 2 of 6]

    Navy’s Most Decorated Active Duty Hospital Corpsman Retires in Joint Ceremony with Wife



    Photo by Seaman Luke Cunningham 

    Naval Medical Center San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2021) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Fonseca, a Sailor assigned to Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, receives a flag from his son during a retirement ceremony held at MCRD San Diego May 14. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Fonseca was the Navy’s most decorated active duty hospital corpsman, and received the Navy Cross as a hospitalman apprentice for extraordinary heroism while serving with the First Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Mar. 23, 2003. Fonseca and his wife, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Christina Fonseca (ret.), who officially retired in Feb. 2021, retired together in a joint ceremony, and have a combined 46 years of Naval service. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) San Diego's mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality healthcare services and shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research. NMRTC employs more than 6,000 active duty military personnel, civilians, and contractors in Southern California to provide patients with world-class care anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Luke Cunningham)



    Date Taken: 05.14.2021
    Date Posted: 05.18.2021 18:37
    Photo ID: 6648096
    VIRIN: 210514-N-LW757-1075
    Resolution: 4928x3280
    Size: 954.63 KB
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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