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Inspired by Visiting Nurses as a Child, Melissa Ludwig Now a Visiting Nurse for NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 09 January 2017 - 2 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During the night, Melissa Ludwig’s grandfather would wake up and call out for his Army buddies—the men he had served with in World War II. Even after he couldn’t remember [...]

Your Support Helped This Sailor, and Now He Pays It Forward
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 04 January 2017 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When his family’s apartment caught fire, Ed Cochran was aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in the shipyard at Portsmouth, Virginia. He had no idea what had happened until he got [...]

Growing Up with NMCRS Prepared Elizabeth Moore to Lead in Okinawa
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Navigating life on a US military base in Japan can be confusing on a good day – especially in Okinawa, where base housing is in short supply. Employees and volunteers [...]

Playing “Taps” To Honor Our Fallen
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso The ceremonial folding and presenting of the American flag and playing “Taps” on the bugle is a venerable tradition that honors our fallen service members at funerals. These traditions are [...]

A Navy Commander Creates His Legacy of Serving Sailors and Their Families in Need
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 28 December 2016 - 0 Comments

“I’m really taken with the Society,” Commander Steven Guzauskis said. And he means it. His sense of the value of what the Society does comes from his 25 years with the Navy, including tours in [...]

These Veterans Groups Support the Society to Honor Military Service
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 26 December 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Only 18 years old and fresh out of Navy boot camp, Wayne Goodson was assigned to Naval Intelligence, given a top secret clearance, and flown halfway around the world to a [...]

62 Runners Raise More than $30,000 for NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 20 December 2016 - 0 Comments

The 62 runners representing Team NMCRS at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October were a diverse group, but they were all supporting Sailors, Marines and their families. Our runners: • Were between 18 [...]

Your Support Was There for Victims of Hurricane Matthew in Florida
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 20 December 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso By the time evacuation orders were given to residents of Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, October 6, the rain from Hurricane Matthew was already pouring down. “We quickly switched to disaster [...]

New Visiting Nurse Watched Her First Baby Being Born While In High School
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 12 December 2016 - 0 Comments

The first time she watched a baby being born, Katelyn Hamel was still in high school, doing a rotation in the labor and delivery ward for her anatomy class. “I knew from that point [...]

For JR Derrow, the Pride of Serving Country Runs Deep
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 05 December 2016 - 0 Comments

JR Derrow estimates that he’s worked with more than 15,000 clients throughout his 20 years as a counselor for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Combine that with the 20 years he spent as a [...]

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