Junro Edgar Wakayama

Sexo Male
Birth date 1943-3-22
Local de nascimento Manzanar, Inyo County CA, U.S.A.
Inducted 1967-12-27, Boston MA
Tipo de alistamento Draftee
Ramo das Forças Armadas Army
Tipo de serviço War
Tipo de Unidade Support
Unidades onde serviu 2nd Medical Brigade (USAR)
Fort Ord US Army Hospital, Monterey, CA (active)
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC (active)
Office of the Secretary of Defense (active)
Military specialty Medical Service Corps: Biochemist, Clinical Laboratory Officer, Nuclear Medical Science Officer
Stationed USA: Washington, DC; Monterey, CA
Other Countries: Camp Zama, Japan
Separated The Pentagon, Washington DC
Unit responsibility Chief of Laboratory Service
Director of Clinical Pathology Laboratory
Personal responsibility USAR Not on Active Duty
7/67-1/68: Control Group

Active Duty
1/68-1/70: Clinical Lab Officer, USAH, Fort Ord, CA

1/70-7/75: Control Group
7/75-7/78: Chief Clinical Lab Officer, 45th Station Hospital, Ft. Vancouver, WA
7/78-9/79: Training Officer, 44th Evac Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
10/82-12/83: Officer-in-Charge, Section 3, 6253rd USAH, Reno, NV
9/79-7/87: Chief, Clinical Lab Officer, 6253rd USAH, Hamilton field, CA
7/87-6/91: Chief, Clinical Lab Officer, 347th Gen Hospital, Sunnyvale, CA
7/87-8/90:Chief, NBC Officer, 347th Gen Hospital, Sunnyvale, CA
7/91-2/02:Nuclear Medical Science Officer, 2nd Hospital Center, Hamilton, CA (changed to 2nd Med Bde, San Pablo, CA)
Administration of hospital laboratory
Research Scientist
3/02-2/03:Medical Staff Officer, Director, Operational Testing & Evaluation, OSD, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Order of Military Medical Merit (June 1995) for meritorious service to the Army Medical Department
Soldier's Medal for heroism on 9/11/01 Pentagon attack
Meritorious Service Medal w/three Oak Leaf Clusters for exceptional services to the medical units
Army Commendation Medal w/five Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/silver hour glass
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/six Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Medal w/one Star
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon w/numeral nine
AMSUS Ribbon
Most vivid memory of military experience I made great long-lasting friends while I was in military, especially when we spent 24 hours a day together.
Missed most whilst in the military A letter and family.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? 1. Serving my country for which it stands: Liberty, freedom, justice and pursuit of happiness. . .although it was a wrong war (Vietnam War).
2. Knowing what Nisei soldiers did to earn their loyalty as US citizens during WW II in the 100th Battalion, 442 RCT and MIS. I was proud to carry this tradition. My father served in WW I; my half-brother in Korean War and two other brothers in Vietnam War.
Additional information Civilian Occupation
1. Chairperson/Program Director, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2. Clinical Laboratory Director, UNLV Student Health Services, Las Vegas, NV
3. The State of Nevada Medical Laboratory Advisory Committee (1994-1998)
4. Board certified as a Medical Laboratory Director
5. Held a title of Diplomat and three 'Fellow' memberships.

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