Hospital Corps

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer A few words from a hospital corpsman, reared as a Navy brat and a combat veteran with a Purple Heart. Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I’m a native of Lemoore, …

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My name is Erick Brendon: I am Navy Medicine

By Erick Brendon I’m from Simi Valley, California. I graduated from Simi High School in 1994, and  joined the Navy shortly after. After boot camp I went to Hospital Corps School, interested in becoming an x-ray technician. I wanted to apply for  “C” school, but was convinced by my enlisted leaders to see all of medicine before making a decision. After graduating …

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Navy Hospital Corpsmen: Ready To Respond, Anytime, Anywhere

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss Editors Note: Originally posted Feb. 18 – Navy Live, the official blog of the United States Navy The history of the Hospital Corps is well documented by heroes like the corpsmen who fought at Iwo Jima, as well as the many Navy ships and buildings that bear their name. Four hospital corpsmen received the Medal of …

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My Interpretation of the Hospital Corps Pledge

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Michael Burger Editors Note: HM2(FMF/SW) Michael Burger has spent the majority of his nine year career attached to Marine Corps units.  As a platoon corpsman he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently leading petty office of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services office. “I solemnly pledge myself before God and …

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Why did I become a Corpsman?

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Michael Vogel When I’m asked why I become a Corpsman, I often give a short answer. Briefly stating the objective of any person who possesses the characteristic of empathy and has chosen the medical field as their profession: to help others and save lives when the time comes.  But I  feel this is sometimes an inadequate answer and that the …

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