This is Navy Nurse's Command Center.
tour of active
duty has begun.
This may be considered as your first
day of a
continuous period of active duty and ends only upon release
therefrom, or by request for discharge at the expiration of
enlistment. You may apply for the duty station of your
The station chosen will determine your length of
You are hereby ordered to temporary active naval service,
exchange duty, and will be considered in a temporary active
status during the time required for travel necessary for
compliance with these orders. The records of the Bureau of
Command indicate you have requested this active duty.
that your tour of duty initiate at this station.
You have been awarded the American Citizen
You will now proceed in accordance with basic
In Memory of
Richard Marin, LCDR, USN,
"In one sense there is no death. The life of a
on earth lasts beyond his departure. You will always feel
life touching yours, that voice speaking to you, that
looking out of other eyes, talking to you in the familiar
he touched, worked with, loved as familiar friends. He
in your life and in the lives of all others that knew
DD Form 214
Virginia Babb Marin
Registered Nurse Credentials - Columbia Hospital - 1956
Commissioned - United States Navy Nurse Corps - 1957
Place of entry into active service: St. Alabans, New
Lone Mountain College, San Francisco - cum laude
Major: biological sciences - Minor: English literature
"Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you
answer the phone"?
My Duty Stations
U.S. Naval Hospital:
Charleston, South Carolina
San Diego, California
Guam, Mariannas Islands
"I believe in America because in it we are
choose our government, to speak our minds, to observe our
different religions. Because we are generous with our
we share our rights with those who disagree with us.
hate no people and covet no people's lands. Because we are
blessed with a natural and varied abundance. Because we
great dreams and because we have the opportunity to make
dreams come true." (Wendell Willkie)
The American Veteran Medal will be awarded to you
completion of your tour of active service.
You have completed your tour of duty at this
You may proceed to your next station of choice or you may
detached. You are advised that your release from active
does not terminate your status.
If you remain on active duty you may choose from the
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