There is no relationship, no working partnership, like that between Marines and their Corpsmen. It is a partnership forged in both war and peace.
The Corpsmen are Navy personnel, and are the most extensively trained field medical personnel in the military. When a Corpsman is transferred to the Fleet Marine Force, he or she is trained into the culture of the Marine Corps and gains further, battlefield medical training before being assigned to a Marine unit. They become Marines by adoption, so to speak. They are called “Doc” by their Marine brothers and sisters.
When in battle it is a truism that a Corpsmen will go through hell to save his wounded Marines. But that is backed by another truth: A Marine will go through hell to protect their “Doc.”
This video will give you a sense of all of this from the perspective of a Marine. Enjoy!
The Veterans Site offers a profound OooRah to all FMF Corpsmen and the Marines they serve with every day.Whizzco