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    NAMRU San Antonio Commemorates Battle of Midway

    NAMRU San Antonio Commemorates Battle of Midway

    Photo By Burrell Parmer | JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (June 7, 2022) – Executive Officer Capt....... read more read more



    Story by Burrell Parmer 

    Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (June 7, 2022) – Military and support personal assigned to Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio gathered to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory.

    The Battle of Midway, one of the most important battles of the Pacific campaign in World War II, occurred between June 4 and 7, 1942. It is considered by many historians to be the most decisive engagement in modern naval warfare.

    A Battle of Midway script was read by Lt. Cmdr. William Arden, of Thornwell, La., head of NAMRU San Antonio’s Biomaterials Department, Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate, followed by a video produced by the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Closing remarks were delivered by Capt. Linda Dunn Smith, executive officer of NAMRU San Antonio.

    “The next expected war won’t allow us to have air superiority like we have had in the past,” said Smith, a native of Philadelphia. “Our wars are going to look more like how we fought in WWII, fighting at sea.”

    She stated that the wounded may not be medical evacuated (MEDEVAC) as quickly and it is of great importance for the people at NAMRU San Antonio, who focus on gap-based driven research, to be innovative and creative to support the warfighter.

    At the conclusion of the ceremony, Smith joined by Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman David Snow, of Mountain Top, Pa., NAMRU San Antonio’s senior enlisted leader, cut and shared cake with all attendees.

    NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations.

    It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md.



    Date Taken: 06.07.2022
    Date Posted: 06.09.2022 11:48
    Story ID: 422588
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 
    Hometown: MEMPHIS, TN, US
    Hometown: MOUNTAIN TOP, PA, US
    Hometown: PHILADELPHIA, PA, US

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