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Luncheon - Evolution of a Marine Expeditionary Surgical Field Hospital

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CAPT. Scott Huseby M.D., USN (Ret.)

Scott Huseby, Captain, (MC) USNR (Ret.)

Scott Huseby, Captain, (MC) USNR (Ret.)

The program covers the formation and function of the Expeditionary Field Hospital at Chu-Lai Vietnam to provide life support for a Marine Expeditionary Unit during 1965.

Operation Starlite which took place during this time, repeated many times in Vietnam including the Tet Offensive in 1968 and the Battle of Hue.

Captain Scott Huseby, ( MC ) USNR (Ret.) graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a BA in Chemistry and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with an MD in 1956.

He entered Active Duty USN in 1957, followed by a tour with the US Navy School of Deep Sea Diving and Experimental Diving Unit as a Submarine and Diving Medical Officer at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, DC, from 1957-1959.

From 1960-1963, CAPT Huseby completed Orthopaedic Residency at the US Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

He became Commanding Officer and Orthopaedic Surgeon, B-Medical Collecting and Clearing Company and Field Hospital, at Chu-Lai, Vietnam (1965). After that, Chief of Orthopaedics and Head of Hand Service, US Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, from 1968-1970.

Huseby was separated from Active Naval Service in 1970 and entered Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Practice in Concord, California, until 2000. He retired from US Naval Reserve in 1982.


1130 - Gather and Greet
1200 - Call to Order
·       Pledge of Allegiance - CAPT Stan Ellexson
·       Grace – LCDR Art Curtis, Commandery Chaplain
·       Introduction of Flag Officers – Commandery Commander
·       Introduction of Guests - SF Companions
·       Medical Minute – CAPT Tom Snyder
·       Historical Minute – CAPT Ken Hagan
·       Membership Report – RADM Tom Andrews
1215 - Announcements – SF Companions
1220 - Lunch
1250 - Guest Speaker – CAPT. Scott Huseby M.D., USN (Ret.) “Evolution of a Marine Expeditionary Surgical Field Hospital”
1325 - Raffle
1330 – Adjourn