US Naval Air StationPort Lyautey, Morocco

Jim Touhey served in the Navy between 1949 till 1953 as a hospital corpsman achieving HM2. While in Port Lyautey, he was assigned to VR-24. When discharged he returned to his hometown of Milford Massachusetts. He joined the family business (Touhey Liquors) until he retired and sold the business in 1997. While living in Milford, he joined the Milford Fire Department in 1955 as a call Firefighter and retired in 1997. He was married in 1956 and he and his wife have 3 children, (2 boys and 1 girl). His sons are both firefighters, one is the Chief and the other is the Deputy Chief of the Milford Fire Department. His daughter is affiliated with IFAW as Manager of the marine mammal rescue team. Since retiring, he and his wife live in Mattapoisett, Ma. a small town on the shores of Buzzards Bay. Following are some photographs he took during his Port Lyautey service.

 

Medical Staff Naval Hospital, Port Lyautey, 1952 - 1st row names unknown

2nd row , Lt. Healy, M.D., Lt. Hart, M.D., Lt. Rogers, M.D., CDR. Hawks, M.D., Lt. Molnar, M.D. , Lt. Tucker, N.C., unknown, Lt. Lynch, N.C.

3rd row Bob Barett, HM2, Dave Miller, HM3 , Tom Draper,HM3, unknown, Lefty Villenuve, HM1 , Jim Touhey, HM3

4th row unknown, Dale Medrud HM1 The rest are all unknown due to my memory after all these years ( Jim Touhey. former HM2, USN VR-24)

 

 

NAS Hospital Corpsmen on leave, left to right Jim Touhey, Dale Medrud and Bob Anfinson in Tetouan Spanish Morocco 1952

Joe McCaffrey and Jim Touhey in Tetouan Spanish Morocco 1952

P4M-Mercator on a flyby over NAS Port Lyautey

P4M-Mercator climbing

Flight of AJ Savages over NAS Port Lyautey

AJ Savages making their approach

Joe McCaffrey, Bob & Barbara Barratt with Queenie at Medhia Beach

Jim Touhey's Immunization Card

Jim Touhey can be contacted at jim2e@comcast.net