Chesapeake Native selected for Junior Sailor of the Quarter aboard USS Carl Vinson

June 29, 2020
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BREMERTON, Wash. – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Torrence K. Strothers, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, is serving as a surgical technologist aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He reported to Vinson in June 2019 and is responsible for the sterility of the operating room and being the “third hand” to the surgeon during medical procedures. 

“I’m the person that you see in medical drama TV shows handing instruments to the surgeon,” said Strothers. “That’s the simplest way to describe what I do.”