Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Staunton Native Provides Medical Readiness From The Pacific Northwest

By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach

Hospitalman Douglas Harper, a native of Staunton, Ill., serves the U.S. Navy at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit (NMRTU) Bangor.

Harper is a 2020 graduate of Staunton High School. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Staunton.

"I was a manager at my last job and that taught me how to be a leader, how to schedule things properly and how to work around negative situations," said Harper. "Those lessons are valuable because there are a lot of things that can go wrong in the navy and it is important...


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