THIS PAGE DEDICATED TO
MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE USN FMF HOSPITALCORPS
WHO SERVED WITH THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORP
IN A FAR
Throughout the History
of the United States Marine Corp, Navy Hospital Corpsman have served
side by side with Marines to answer their cry of
Yes there were Navy Corpsman who served with the USMC
in Vietnam. Many of us walked where the Marines walked, ate what they ate,
slept where they slept, got wet when they got wet, shot at when they were
shot at cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed and in general
lead the same life as a "grunt in the bush". I want to
thank the Marines who've contacted me regarding Corpsman. Although the
words "Corpsman Up" were commonly used to call for a Corpsman
in Vietnam this summons was avoided in the "bush". This was done
so for two reasons. If the call was heard by the VC/NVA they would know
that the Corpsman was on the move. Corpsman along with officers, nco's
and radio operators were prime targets. Therefore other words were used
when calling for a Corpsman. Secondly VC/NVA often used "Corpsman
Up" to bring a Corpsman into the open. But no matter what the agreed
"call" was used the Marines could depend on their Corpsman to
react under any circumstances. Our role with the Grunts in Vietnam wasn't
easy for most of us, but it's us who should thank the Marines for taking
good care of us.
Here are some Links to my other Pages
If you know of a Corpsman who was Killed in
Action in Vietnam and their names doesn't appear on the KIA list please
forward this infomation to me.
The Guestbook is for your comments!
If you'd like to place a locator message E-Mail
me a brief message and it will be included. Due to space and time limits
the Locator is reserved for FMF Corpsman and Marines who served in Vietnam.
There are additional Locator locations on my Links Page.
If you were a corpsman and would like your
name to appear on the roster just E -Mail me and include your MOS number,
your name, your E-Mail address, unit(s), and dates of tour(s).
|I served with the Second Platoon of Golf Company
2nd Batt. 26th Marines in 1969 - 1970. Our I CORP "in country
locations" included Hill Ten, Hill 88, the Hai Van Pass, the Esso
Plant, the Rockpile, and Happy Valley. When the 26th Marines departed Vietnam
I was stationed at First Medical Batt. until I was Medevaced to the World
in the spring of 1970.
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