2nd Medical Battalion
Commanding Officer - LCdr Charles R. Bruner, USN
D+2, 22 November 1943, 1530 hrs.; Col. Shoup, 2nd Marines CP to the USS Maryland:
"B [company], [2nd] Medical [Battalion,] land on Bairiki, establish a field hospital as soon as possible. Medical officers and corpsmen A and C [companies], Medical, land on Beach Red 2 as soon as possible. Bring morphine, plasma, dressing and stretchers."
Part of 2nd Medical Battalion is shown here that was working in a hospital they set up on Bairiki. This group is probably B Company. Charles Konstantino is in the first standing row, fourth from the left, wearing a pith helmet with a 2nd class petty officer insignia. Some of the officers have medical thermometers in their shirt pockets.
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Created 7 February 2001