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Salsburg Served As Naval Flight Surgeon

 

February 25, 2019

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Salsburg was stationed at the Marble Mountain Air Facility.

Dr. Steven Salsburg was in his last year of internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive. The escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam required more doctors and corpsmen, and Salsburg realized that he probably would be drafted.

"On my way home from my internship," he said, "I stopped in at the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. Of the options available, I chose U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon."

After six months of flight training in Pensacola, Fla., Salsburg was assigned to the Marines and found himself at Camp Pendleton for two weeks of Marine basic trainin...



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