Navy Corpsman


A lasting tribute from the Marine Corps, whom the Navy Corpsman has the highest respect and honor to serve, Lieutenant General Chesty Puller, said it best,
“You guys are the Marines doctor–There’s none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman”

In the Navy,
there is a most elite team,
one that has a unique history,
of sacrifice and service unequaled,
a proud tradition past to present,
of unsurpassed commitment to humanity,
their heritage,
every battlefield upon which they serve,
respect and trust,
earned, not awarded,justly deserved,
always in the first wave,
going ashore,
warriors they may be,
but of a different breed,
their emblem the Caduceus,
symbolic, comforting,
their training,
relief of pain and suffering,
every life saved,
their victory

Their record at war,
the most decorated Corps,
for heroism above and beyond,
it was not glory that drove them on,
it was the Oath, the one,
all of medicine is based upon,
the job of the Corpsman,
whether a fleet sailor,
or Marine on the scene,
their unspoken creed,
what they practice,
in every way,
let no man die on my watch today

Day or night,rain or shine,
dead tired or asleep in bed,
whenever, wherever the need,
injured, or just needing,
a friend to confide,
the Navy Corpsman,
will always be there,
worldwide

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