For those Navy Hospital Corpsmen who served in the United States Navy and/or the United States Marine Corps.

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  • sorry   previous comment should read

    Must BE true comes from our leader.... a true american...........Bull Crap.

  • When I first became a ward corpsman at Bethesda in 1957, not only did we place tape on the glass IV bottles, we also counted the drops per minute to estimate administration rates. Those were the days.

  • Hey, brother corpsmen,,,,,, don't you know we are  CORPSEmen........................

    Must me true comes from  our leader.......a true american.   BULL CRAP

  • I am a rare member. I served with Naval Air, FMF and Submarine Duty. Have to say that my IDT tours were the most rewarding.

  • I was stationed at the dispensary in NAS Oceana from 1970-1973.Would love to find fellow corpsman...Also did a little time on the orthopedic ward at Portsmouth Naval Hosp..Early 70

  • I also remember the masking tape on the bottles...

  • I was stationed at San diego Naval Hospital in 1967-1968. All the IV Bottles were glass and it was common practice to put Masking Tape on the bottles marked for proper drainage.

  • Does anybody remember when iv bottles were made of glass and the nurses would put brown masking tape on the sides with lines drawn for the correct drainage time and amount?

  • Any Naval Hospital Beaufort South Carolina from the early 70`s out there? I sure would like to hear from you.

  • I am looking for a fellow corpman named Larry Petersen who was from Terra Hutte Indiana. He was stationed with me at Beaufort Naval Hospital in South Carolina.

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Hats Off to All my fellow Corpsman!

This is my first day on here and I am so pleased and proud to find it.I spent my time 1969-1974 active, from Orlando Boot to San Diego Corps School, CHELSEA Naval Hospital, Senior Corpsman of Ward 14, Dirty Orthopedics and then Camp Lenjeune 2nd Amtracs, Force Troops, Camp Lejeune.Have been in healthcare ever since as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I gave my first breathing treatment in 1970......Thank you All for your Service!!!Curt Hiller, HM3

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navy hospital corpsmen

may 31 1956 was the day i graduated from hospital corps school great lakes. spent 18 months at the philly naval hospital working on locked ward t-18. gave electric shock treatments 3 times a week. went to argentia newfoundland, naval air station base hospital from 1958 thru 1959. best years of my life.

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Fleet Marine Force Service medal/ribbon

The Navy has yet to recognize the FMF service of thousands of Grunt Docs who have served side by side with the Marines for generations. In 1984 then Navy Secretary Lehman came out with an FMF ribbon but only for FMF service after 1984.The Navy should either recognize all of us Grunt Docs or none at all; choosing only those whose FMF service was post 1984 is a slap in the face to PRE-1984 FMF Hospital Corpsmen.FMF Ribbon service post 1984.gif

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