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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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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.
The civilian equivalent of a Hospital Corpsman is a medical assistant.
It was discovered that of the 13 dhow crewmembers, six Pakistani and seven Iranian, two required medical assistance and were subsequently treated by Hue City's hospital corpsman," the US Navy's Central Command said in a statement.
He's the guy you can count on, the guy you want on patrol with you," said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Andrew S.
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).
After a few minutes of debating, I decided I should head down and get a doctor or corpsman to check it out.
Some patients have breathing tubes, and a corpsman presses a bladder to ensure air gets in the patient's lungs.
But I couldn't manage to tell them that while our corpsman tumbled lifeless to the dirt, all I did was drive in a straight line and pet the leg of my dazed and wounded gunner.
A call came in to pick up a wounded force-reconnaissance corpsman who had been shot near the city's cultural center, so Jadick jumped into a Humvee driven by Lt Matthew Kutilek, leader of 3d Platoon, Weapons Company.
Artist Anita Miller's life-size paintings of 22 fallen Marines and a Navy Corpsman from the Ohio-based Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, will be on prominent display in the historic State House Rotunda.
EP INTERVIEWED HOSPITAL CORPSMAN FIRST CLASS JENNIFER KNUTH BY TELEPHONE IN MID-MARCH, DURING HER DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ.