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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Sailor Decorated for Afghanistan Service

By Bill W. Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Public Affairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- A Sailor at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi (NHCCC) Texas, has been awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal June 7, for his service as an emergency room technician with Joint Theater Trauma System, U.S. Central Command, Bagram, Afghanistan.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) LC Weathersby III received the award during a military formation in front of the clinic, from Capt. Gina M. Jaeger, NHCCC commanding officer.

"Petty Officer Weathersby performed admirably and we are very proud of him as well as our other deployed warriors currently serving in harm's way," said Jaeger.

Weathersby, a nine-year Navy veteran from Rockport, Texas, deployed to Afghanistan for six months in the fall of 2011. Characteristic of the experience of Navy individual augmentees supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, he served in a joint environment on a Marine Corps team specifically supporting an Air Force hospital.

It was for his actions by actively volunteering off-duty hours in the trauma bay providing accurate patient documentation and care to combat patients, and contributing to the emergency department's 98 percent survival rate, that he was praised.

"Working in the ER and watching our Marine warriors smile even with their severe injuries," stated Weathersby about the gratification that he experienced, "made it all worthwhile."

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