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Flagler County Veteran of the Week: Douglas Fourman

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Thank you for your example of service and bravery.
by: David Lydon Flagler County Veterans Services Officer

If you would like to submit a Veteran of the Week for publication, send the details below, and photos, to [email protected].

Douglas Fourman

  • Branch of Military: U.S. Navy and U.S. Army
  • Dates of Service: 1969-1995
  • Rank / Occupation: Navy Quartermaster and Corpsman / Army, multiple jobs
  • Hometown: Arcanum, Ohio
Douglas Fourman. Courtesy photo

Douglas Fourman was both a sailor and a soldier, but not at the same time, of course. In the Navy, he served as an active duty quartermaster on the U.S.S. Mullinnix DD-944 and the U.S.S. Brownson DD-868 from 1969 to 1973. In 1977, he enlisted in the Army and served on active duty until 1982 as a combat medic in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and later as Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of a medical unit at Fort Riley, Kansas. Fourman returned to the Navy as a reservist from 1984 to 1986. He then rounded out an interesting military career back on active duty in the Army from 1986 to 1985 and served as an infantryman and a helicopter avionics technician at various assignments stateside and in Korea. Fourman retired from the Army as a Staff Sergeant. He and his late wife Nancy moved to Palm Coast in 2008. 

Need help with veteran services?

For information about benefits available to veterans and other support organizations, visit flaglercounty.gov/departments/veterans-services.

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