Those words get action. When they are shouted out, Corpsmen respond. They know their Marines, they know the importance of their training and of each life that they are called upon to care for under difficult situations.
Watch this video and you will get a sense of what that training looks like, how sophisticated it is and how it is carried out in combat simulated situations.
I remember this training in Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune, NC. It was difficult, yet superb training for what we would be called upon to do soon enough.
This relationship between the Navy Hospital Corps and the Marine Corps has been a very special one for well over a hundred years now.
The Veterans Site salutes and thanks all who have served and those who presently serve with their Marine brothers, in the United States Navy Hospital Corps.
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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.