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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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The firefighters worked to extinguish a fire, triage surface victims and called for the mobilization of the MCIPAC Urban Search and Rescue team while Corpsman addressed the immediate needs of multiple critical patients for a Mass Casualty Incident.
About halfway up I heard the yell, "Corpsman!" Through the mist of the battle, with mortars and shells falling, I could see a Marine corporal waving his arms.
Most often field or mobile hospitals provided 200-250 beds, and were staffed by up to approximately 55 medical officers, 5 dental officers, 5 hospital corpsman officers, and 500 corpsmen.
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.
I have been in healthcare for the better part of 40 years, beginning in 1974 as Navy Hospital Corpsman working on the wards, becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), and retiring in 1994 as a Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman serving with the United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Baskin, a special amphibious reconnaissance corpsman with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, was awarded the Silver Star last March 20, 2015 for his heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2013.
SPRINGFIELD - Former Navy hospital corpsman Ryan Chapen tensed up immediately when he received a phone call from the U.S.
Twenty-two people were aboard the aircraft, including 21 Marines and one Navy corpsman assigned to the unit.
And how many times have you seen or heard any reference to his having called a Navy Corpsman (medic) a corpse-man during one of his teleprompter speeches?
Sinatra plays Francis Maloney, the drunken and cynical corpsman who serves as a voice of conscience.
Born on February 3, 1927 in Oak Par, IL, George graduated from Hollywood High (CA) and served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in the last year of WWII.
His career began in 2007 when he joined the Navy with the desire of becoming a corpsman and deploying.