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PECKER CHECKER: } THIS IS THE NAME USED BY THE SEA SERVICES GIVEN
TO A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN. THIS IS DUE TO THE PRACTICE ON MANY SHIPS
OF THE CORPSMAN HAVING TO CHECK THE MEMBERS OF THE CREW FOR V.D.
UPON THE RETURN FROM A EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME ON LIBERTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 09-27-1972

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