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corpsman

(kôr′mən, kôrz′mən)
n.
An enlisted person in the US Navy, serving either with the Navy or the Marines, who has been trained to give first aid and basic medical treatment, especially in combat situations.

corpsman

(kor'man)
An enlisted person in the US Armed Forces who works as a member of the medical team. During duty in the armed forces he or she receives training and experience in one or more health-related fields. In wartime, a corpsman may be assigned as the only medically trained person to a field unit or a small ship.
Synonym: medic; medical corpsman
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Critique: A wealth of vintage black-and-white photography illustrates this captivating biographical memoir of the Korean War, as told by a former Marine corpsman in the thick of the action.
An Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) is trained to work independent of a physician, to perform duties comparable to those of a Physician's Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP), to run a small medical facility, especially on small combatant ships.
It's a dangerous job, and because of the dangers we must also address what to do if there is an injury," said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Isgar, EOD Mobile Unit 1.
As a hospital corpsman, Chapen says he provided medical services to fellow members of the Navy and their families at multiple bases on the East Coast, essentially serving as their doctor.
After arriving on scene, Hue City dispatched two rigid-hull inflatable boats, transporting the ship's hospital corpsman, and the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team to assess the injured personnel.
Navy during World War II as a corpsman in the South Pacific aboard the U.
Meyer personally killed eight Taliban fighters, personally evacuated 12 wounded personnel recovered the bodies of three fellow Marines and a Navy corpsman.
Orange County Sheriff s Department spokesman Jim Amormino said the written threat was discovered among the belongings of a missing Navy corpsman at Camp Pendleton.
After providing medical treatment for two Marines who were shot during a firefight in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Emmott, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was shot in the head.
The pair, a marine sergeant and a navy corpsman, were killed in an area where US forces were engaged in driving back Taliban fighters.
My corpsman and I decided that the most likely scenario was a 30-minute ambulance ride to Buehring to get the leg set, followed by an afternoon aerial-evacuation flight to the clinic at Camp Arifjan (AJ).
Some patients have breathing tubes, and a corpsman presses a bladder to ensure air gets in the patient's lungs.