Navy Medicine Features

Beyond Heroism: Hospital Corpsmen and the Battle for Iwo Jima

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Arthur C. Clayton administers a blood plasma injection to a wounded Leatherneck, Feb 1945. At 0900 on February 19th, 1945, the first assault waves from the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions hit the beaches of Iwo Jima.[i]  Embedded within these units were corpsmen like Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Erin Shelly-Moody

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley In an all-hands message, Capt. Shannon Johnson, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Commanding Officer, announced that Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Erin Shelly-Moody had been selected as the hospital’s Sailor of the Quarter for the first quarter. “I am confident that you will continue the hard work and superior performance,” wrote …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter stands in Family Medicine Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Jan. 21, 2020. Wintter serves as a team lead for Family Medicine Team 2, working alongside five providers and 11 support staff that care for 5,367 beneficiaries at NHB. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Meagan Christoph/Released) …

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Sacrifice at Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Historian In January 1865, Union forces embarked on what was then the largest U.S.-led amphibious operation in history.  Their target was a colossal fort strategically located on a peninsula jutting from the Confederate seaport of Wilmington, N.C.  Its name was Fort Fisher. Naval Brigade attacking Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865. The operations in January …

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“I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion,” Naval Hospital Bremerton

Story by Seaman Meagan Christoph Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Capt. Shannon Johnson, command officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Dec. 13, 2019. BREMERTON, Wash— “I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).” Concepcion, from Orange County, Calif., graduated from Bolsa Grande High School …

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