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Flowers left for William Charette
He continued his service with the Navy, training new hospital corpsmen at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Illinois. In 1958, aboard USS Canberra, he had the honor of selecting the World War II remains that would be placed in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. He eventually moved into the Submarine Force, becoming one of the first hospital corpsmen to serve on nuclear submarines. Charette served as an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) in the Navy's Nuclear Submarine Program. He served under Captain Beach on the USS Triton (SSN-586) and was also an IDC on the USS Sam Houston (SSBN-609) Gold crew 1962-1965. After 26 years of service, he retired as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman, HMCM(SS) in 1977
- karl waterkuetter
 Added: Mar. 27, 2012

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