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Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
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The Charette Center is the third naval hospital built in Portsmouth. It occupies a million square feet, five stories, and is a state of the art facility with 17 operating rooms, 300 exam rooms, 320 beds, 140 special treatment rooms, and 26 elevators. The Center is named for Master Chief Corpsman William R. Charette who served with the 1st Marine division during the Korean Conflict. Charette came under fire while treating the wounded. Despite being wounded himself, he continued assisting other marines. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry.