Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM16AY)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.574', W 76° 18.324'

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"Charette Health Care Center 1999"

— Fort Nelson Park · Path of History · Portsmouth, VA —

The Charette Health Care Center was dedicated in April 1999 and it is the third naval hospital built in Portsmouth. The 1 million square foot, five story, state-of-the-art hospital contains 17 operating rooms, 300 exam rooms, 120 beds, 140 special treatment rooms and 26 elevators. All major surgery can be conducted here. The center is named for Master Chief Corpsman William R. Charette who served with the 1st Marine Division during the Korean Conflict. Charette came under hostile fire while helping the wounded. In spite of his own wounds, he continued to treat the injured marines. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry.
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HM NumberHM16AY
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383609 N 4078240
Decimal Degrees36.84290000, -76.30540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.574', W 76° 18.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 34.44" N, 76° 18' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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