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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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Sammy and I and other corpsmen were busy treating the wounded and identifying the dead.
With a high standard of care and volume of patients, it serves as one of very few partner hospitals in the country to provide Navy Hospital Corpsmen experience treating trauma injuries.
Navy corpsmen and the fire department worked together to transport soldiers to the appropriate areas within the medical compound.
Unlike our corpsmen counterparts, who attend the 10-week Fleet Marine Training Battalion to prepare to serve alongside Marines, which includes Marine Corps familiarization and intense physical training, logistics specialists are not afforded the opportunity.
The teams consisted of two Nurse Corps officers, and several corpsmen. In the build-up to actual combat, we trained, and trained, and trained.
* Expanding a pilot program to bring combat medics and corpsmen into VA facilities as clinicians.
Calling it "an evil and cruel attack, intended to cause death, destruction, and emotional devastation," Judge Royce Lamberth awarded the 62 relatives of six Marines and two Navy corpsmen $454 million, the latest setback for Iran in a flurry of cases dating back to 2001.
Navy doctors, nurses and medical corpsmen rotate through Stroger because its trauma unit is one of the busiest in the U.S., a result of the nearly constant gun violence in some troubled neighborhoods on Chicago's South and West sides.
military sales for Remote Diagnostic Technologies, visited Camp Pendleton during the testing to work with MCWL and the Field Medical Training Battalion corpsmen to demonstrate the Tempus Pro's capabilities and discuss possible improvements.
Although only a medical corpsmen, Maloney has to perform the amputation during an uneasy truce.
This time, the corpsmen knew me by name, and I was twice as embarrassed.