Sheldon, Roy, SP 4

Medical Department (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
91B20-Medical NCO
Current/Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1970, 91B20, HHC, 97th General Hospital
Service Years
1968 - 1974
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Certificate Of Appreciation
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4

Two Service Stripes

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Department of KansasTWS Living History TeamATWS Advisory Group
  2017, American Legion, Department of Kansas (Member) (Topeka, Kansas) - Chap. Page
  2017, American Legion, Post 58 (Member) (Topeka, Kansas) - Chap. Page
  2018, TWS Living History Team
  2019, ATWS Advisory Group [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired in 2015 from Washburn University after teaching there for 32 years. I was awarded Emeritus status as Associate Professor of English. I am enjoying retirement: relaxing in a recliner, getting up late, reading fiction and nonfiction, going to movies, concerts, plays, and researching family genealogy. As they say, "Every day is a Saturday!" Health and balance issues limit the extent of my walking, but I try to take daily short walks using a cane. I am curently serving on the TWS Living History Team, proofing and editing Army profile "Reflections" sections upon administrator request.
Other Comments:
US Army Reserve, 1970-1973. Individual Ready Reserve Control Group.
Activated for Annual Training, Jul 1971, with 686 Med. Co.(Ambulance), Ohio National Guard, at Camp Perry, Ohio. (I had just completed my freshman year at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.)
US Army Reserve, 1973-1974. Standby Reserve Control Group.
Honorable Discharge, 1 Feb 1974. Completed 6 year military active duty and reserve service.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1968, 8th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), B/510
  1968, U. S. Army Medical Training Center (Fort Sam Houston, TX), B/210
 Unit Assignments
97th General HospitalIndividual Ready Reserve (IRR), HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)ARNG, Ohio
  1968-1970, 91B20, HHC, 97th General Hospital
  1970-1974, 91B20, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1971-1971, 91B20, 686th Medical Company
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Kent State UniversityBowling Green State UniversityPurdue University
  1970-1974, Kent State University1
  1974-1976, Bowling Green State University1
  1976-1982, Purdue University2
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