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Adapted from "Captain Carl Ashton Veline, Dental Corps, United States Navy" [biography, dated 29 April 1964] in Biographies, 20th century collection, Navy Department Library.

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Carl Ashton Veline

13 November 1912 – 5 June 1995

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Carl Ashton Veline received his dental training at the University of Minnesota Dental School, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1936. In August 1938 he entered the US Navy as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Dental Corps and had indoctrination at the Naval Dental School, Washington, DC.

During the period 1938 to 1940 he had consecutive duty as Assistant Dental Officer at the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia and as Dental Officer at the US Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. He was serving as Dental Officer on board the cruiser Cincinnati when the United States entered World War II and subsequently was assigned as Assistant Dental Officer at the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia (1942-1944) and as Senior Dental Officer with the NINTH Marine Air Wing, Fleet Marine Force (1944-1946).

In the spring of 1946 he joined the destroyer tender Yosemite as Senior Dental Officer and in June of the next year became Chief of Dental Service at the US Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. Service afloat, from 1951 to 1953, as Senior Dental Officer on board the tender Arcadia, preceded his assignment as Assistant Dental Officer at the Charleston (South Carolina) Naval Shipyard. In May 1957 he was ordered to duty at the Naval Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he continued to serve until assigned in June 1960 to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, South Carolina.


Born:  St. Paul, Minn., 13 November 1912

Parents:  Dr. O. V. Veline (dec.) & Mrs. Hazel L. (Neiderkorn) Veline


Lieutenant (jg), DC, USN, 15 August 1938

Lieutenant, DC, USN, 1 January 1942

Lieutenant Commander, DC, USN, 1 May 1943

Commander, DC USN, 1 November 1945

Captain, DC, USN, 1 October 1955


American Defense Service Medal

American Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

National Defense Service Medal


Sep 1938         Jan 1939          Naval Dental School, Wash., DC (indoctrination)

Jan 1939          May 1939        Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va. (Ass’t Dental Officer)

Jun 1939          Jun 1940          US Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC (Dental Officer)

Jul 1940           Sep 1942         USS Cincinnati (Dental Officer)

Sep 1942         Apr 1944         Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va. (Ass’t Dental Officer)

Apr 1944         Apr 1946         9th Marine Air Wing, F.M.F. (Sr. Dental Officer)

Apr 1946         Jun 1947          USS Yosemite (Sr. Dental Officer

Jun 1947          May 1951        US Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC (Chief Dental Service)

Jun 1951          Aug 1953        USS Arcadia (Sr. Dental Officer)

Aug 1953                                Charleston (SC) Naval Shipyard (Ass’t Dental Officer)

22 May 1957 (orders)             Naval Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico

13 Jun 1960 (orders)               Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC

Published: Wed Feb 27 14:54:33 EST 2019