Doc Bob’s Blog

The unfiltered postings of a retired Navy Captain and Medical Doctor – fellow with the American Board of Preventative Medicine (Aerospace) and Ophthalmology and is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Glen Rose, Texas, Meaders received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from the University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical School. Vietnam Veteran.

2007 Blog

23 Dec 07: Doc Bob, There wasn’t enough room in the box on the request page to write the whole story about my helmet dilemma.  The marine corps had issued me back in 2006 a pad system. The one they issue however is very stiff and (seems) about one and a half inches thick. When installed…

2006 Marine History

Historical perspective: Here’s how the Marines responded to Operation Helmet’s push to provide blast/impact protecting pad inserts for Marine combat helmets: From: Reinwald Col Shawn M [mailto:shawn.reinwald@usmc.mil] Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 8:39 AM To: info@m2columbus.com Subject: coachtressel.com Comments Dear Coach Tressel, I was sorry to see that Operation Helmet has taken advantage of you, and by…

2006 Blog

10/25/06 FLASH: The Air Force purchased and ‘is sending’ over ten-thousand padded suspension systems in the US CENTAF AOR, at the three Expeditionary Theater Distribution Centers (ETDC), with an additional 122K to be received within a couple of months.  The ETDC issues padded  suspension systems to Airmen transiting through, and will ship to those who are …