One of My
here: Medical inspection 1946
This is to all those good ole Medical/Dental Dept. personnel of the
40's, 50's & even into the 60's.
Do you recognize Ken Venier in the picture? I would like to write
a little about Ken as he was a close shipmate of mine as I'm sure he was
to many of you. Ken came to Grosse Ile after serving aboard the
USS Indiana in the Southwest Pacific area
during World War Two. During our
coffee breaks in the diet kitchen Ken wouldn't talk very much about his
experience aboard ship but his ribbons showed he was in some of the
battles. Ken was transferred when he was Regular Navy & later
came back as a station keeper when his regular tour was completed.
I remember Ken as a quiet, competent corpsman that worked extremely well
on his own. If there was an ambulance run or an emergency it was
Ken that you would have to race for the ambulance. The ambulances
were always ready for any emergencies thanks to Ken for the constant
care. The ambulances were "his babies". Whenever
it came to having a cast applied to an arm, leg, etc. it was Ken that
the doctor's would request for his assistance. Do you remember the
medical storeroom in the basement? It was Ken that made those
numerous shelves. Ken was noted for his carpentry work, in fact
he paneled my basement into a great room.
Ken lived at 1313 Buckingham in Lincoln Park, Michigan with his wife
Annetta & 3 children, Kenneth. Marcia, & Brenda. Ken died
on 16 October 1996 at the age of 74. Annetta still lives on
Buckingham & still enjoys good health. . --- Don Fuller
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