U.S. Navy 1970–1974

David Holly enlisted in the Navy in 1970 and although his background was in art, he was trained to be a medical corpsman. He served at the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston, then at the USMC base at Camp Pendleton, CA. There he trained with and provided medical assistance to Special Forces. After leaving the service in 1974 Holly went to nursing school and worked thirty years in the critical care unit at the Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick.


David Holly, 2013

David Holly with some Marines.
David Holly in his Naval uniform.

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