Corpsmen Celebrate 115 Years of Service

By MC1 James , Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — Hospital corpsmen have a long and proud tradition of excellence, honor, bravery and sacrifice as the Navy’s enlisted Medical Corps. On June 17, 2013 the Navy’s Hospital Corps celebrated 115 years of service. Hospital corpsmen perform their duties as assistants in the … Read moreCorpsmen Celebrate 115 Years of Service

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Navy Corpsmen: A Marine’s Best Friend

Here’s a great excerpt from ABOUT.COM regarding Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Photo courtesy of popasmoke.com ~Cpl. Beddoe While Corpsmen are expected to be cure-alls for whatever ails a Marine, they know that their medical expertise only comes into play when it’s needed. Otherwise, they’re Marines in every sense of the word. “Corpsmen need to know … Read moreNavy Corpsmen: A Marine’s Best Friend

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CASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger

Bruce Williams-Burden, former Navy Corpsman (RVN), wrote a book earlier this year year titled “Luminous Base”. The book is a well-researched collection of respectful and caring stories of Corpsmen killed in action. In April, I posted a review of the book here on my blog. With Bruce’s permission, I am posting a chapter from his … Read moreCASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger

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Purple Foxes – February 7, 1969 and 2007

On February 7, 1969, a Marine helicopter crashed in Vietnam, killing six of the seven on board. On February 7, 2007, a Marine helicopter was shot down in Iraq, killing all seven on board. Both helicopters belonged to the Purple Foxes of HMM-364, a Marine Corps helicopter squadron. In 1969, a Corpsman by the name … Read morePurple Foxes – February 7, 1969 and 2007

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