The author, delivered by a midwife, was born in 1949 in a small wooden cabin in a tiny community located near Toledo, Ohio. He grew up on a small dirt farm and left home at the age of 18 to join the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman. He spent eleven years attached to the marines serving as a Fleet Marine Force corpsman (medic). He spent one tour in Vietnam as a marine platoon corpsman in the bush. He also served with the marines during Grenada, and Beirut, Lebanon. When he was not serving with the marines, he worked in naval hospitals and clinics. He has traveled throughout the USA and visited fourteen different countries around the world. He has served on four types of navel ships, an LPH, LPD, LSD, and a CLG as well as assigned to two different Naval Air Commands. His assignments with the United States Marine Corps include the following major commands: the First Marine Division, the Second Marine Division, the Second Force Service Support Group, a Marine Amphibious Brigade, and a Marine Corps Air Squadron. He was a combat medical instructor and had at times worked with EMT's/Paramedic Units in the civilian sector. He had at one time owned and operated a small desktop publishing business.
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The Pulse of Honor
by Oscar Dambrit
Published: March 1, 2013
About the Book
The story line derived from real events. The author, drawing from some of his personal experiences, tells this story about HA Harry Rumsford, a navy corpsman, assigned to serve with the marines in Vietnam.
Harry Rumsford, a naive country boy being only half told what his duties could be, joins the United States Navy under the guarantee that he will get to work in the medical field.
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