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    Navy’s Most Decorated Active Duty Hospital Corpsman Retires in Joint Ceremony with Wife [Image 5 of 6]

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

    SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES

    05.14.2021

    Photo by Seaman Luke Cunningham 

    Naval Medical Center San Diego

    210514-N-LW757-1191
    SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2021) Sailors pass the National Ensign during a retirement ceremony on board Marine Corps Recruit Depot (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. NMCSD 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)

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    Date Taken: 05.14.2021
    Date Posted: 05.18.2021 18:37
    Photo ID: 6648099
    VIRIN: 210514-N-LW757-1191
    Resolution: 4339x2888
    Size: 958.87 KB
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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