"The Navy's First Corps School 1902"
— Fort Nelson Park —On June 17, 1898, President William McKinley signed a bill establishing the Navy Hospital Corps. Navy Corpsmen are trained in the science of health and nursing skills necessary to provide proper patient care at hospitals, ships at sea and to the U.S. Marine Corps. The ﬁrst Navy Corps school graduation took place at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in December 1902 when 28 students completed the course. The outstanding lifesaving record of the Corps, while caring for the sick and wounded during battle and peacetime, has made it one of the most decorated among the military services.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383640 N 4078126|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84188333, -76.30503333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.513', W 76° 18.302'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 30.78" N, 76° 18' 18.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 208 Washington St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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