Clearwater Native Serves Defends the Seas Aboard Navy Warship

SAN DIEGO - Littoral combat ships were first introduced more than a decade ago to the naval fleet to increase forward presence and complete diverse missions. Chief Petty Officer William Meyers, a hospital corpsman who is responsible for providing medical care for the 72 sailors on this ship is one of the sailors serving aboard USS Freedom, homeported in San Diego.

“My favorite part of my job is taking care of people,” said Meyers. “I love the interest and excitement in the medical field and having to figure things out. It is fun, interesting, and keeps me on my toes.”

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Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

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