Miki Iwata

性別 Female
生年月日 1941-03-18
出生地 Montebello CA, U.S.A.
入隊した年 1966-05-27, Philadelphia PA
入隊のタイプ Volunteer
所属・部署 Navy
兵役のタイプ War,peacetime
所属部隊のタイプ Support
所属部隊 Various duty stations including USS Sanctuary (Hospital Ship), USS Yosemite (Destroyer Tender), Navy Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, Naval Academy Hospital, Annapolis, MD, Chelsea Naval Hospital, Boston, MA, Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC, Navy Clinics in Memphis, TN and Orlando, FL, Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL, Persian Gulf, Baharain, United Arab Emirate, Naples, Rome, Greece, Bahamas, and Hawaii.
特殊技能 Family Nurse Practitioner
Captain, Nurses Corps
Surface Warfare Medical Officer.
最終目標 USA:(See under Units Served)
Other Countries: Republic of Vietnam; Cuba
除隊した年 Orlando FL
所属部隊の役割 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Family Practice Programs
所属部隊での個人的役割 Head Nurse in ICU/CCU
Acting Director
Head of Ambulatory Nursing
Head, Wellness Clinic
staff provider in Family Practice Clinic
主な戦闘(交戦地帯へ従軍した場合) Served on the USS Sanctuary transiting the Vietnam coast from Danang to Dong Hoa during the Tet Offensive.
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation with Star
Meritorious Navy Unit Commendation ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
National Defense Medal with star
Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal
Navy overseas ribbon
Special Operations Coast Guard ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation with gallantry cross and palm,
Vietnam Service Medal
Navy 'E' ribbon
Southwest Asia Medal with bronze star
Sea Service deployment ribbon.
生活状況 Shared room with 2 other nurses
showers available
long work hours (in Vietnam)
lived on board ship
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 The worst part of the Vietnam War experience was seeing so many young people incurring traumatic injuries. Most of them had multiple injuries. They had tubes coming out of every orifice you could think of. They were so young, just kids.
I almost couldn't read letters from home to these wounded soldiers. I often broke down and cried while reading.
Some of the soldiers were barely awake. In intensive care, I saw many massive wounds and injuries that are seldom seen in the States.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと The most important thing about joining the Navy was expanding my horizons from the small town where I grew up to seeing the world. I am a better person for having experienced living in different parts of the country, in different countries with different cultures and have learned to appreciate what we really have here in the U.S.
その他の情報 1. I will be retiring 1 June '95 after 29 years in the Navy and 14 duty stations. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career and feel fortunate that I could have received such wonderful experiences professionally and personally while serving my country. I'm glad to be an American.
2. Co-speaker with Lucy Sammons, CAPT (sel), NC, USNR on 'Women At Sea' at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the Uniformed Services (AMSUS).
3. Co-speaker at the annual Navy Nurse Executive Conference on ' Women at Sea and Women's Issues'.
Interned in Poston Relocation Center, AZ. during WW II.
A graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, and went on to attain her BA in nursing, and was a certified nurse practitioner.
Served 29 years in the US Navy before retiring.
While retired she had many volunteer activities including visiting the sick, mentoring children after school, providing assistance to the homeless and serving as a national officer in the Navy Nurse Corp Association.
Residence: Orlando, FL.

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