November 27th, 2010, 21:17
Beyond these gates a Great Metamorphosis is taking place:
Young men are becoming Marines,
Corpsmen are becoming FMF Devil Doc's.
When they are trained, they shall become one;
And no power on earth will seperate them.
Marines take care of their "Devil Doc's"
Doc's take care of their Marines.
Through this great Work of Art and Research;
The bond between the two is immortalized.
John "Doc" Hutchings
FMF Devil Doc
November 28th, 2010, 21:07
:saluteI like this!!! Thanks for posting it, Micky :)
November 29th, 2010, 06:23
December 3rd, 2010, 08:42
That's freaking cool!
December 10th, 2010, 11:22
December 12th, 2010, 10:15
The history of the Navy Hospital Corpsman dates back to the Spanish American War. The Marines needed a field medic, and looked to the Navy to provide one.
According to Navy Historian and Hospital Corpsman Mark Hacala, the Navy Hospital Corpsman has provided the front line medical care that has saved countless lives on the battlefields of every conflict since, earning a disproportionate share of accolades and awards, and suffering a similarly massive percentage of casualties.
Despite both services living under the umbrella of the Navy, Marines and sailors hold an intense traditional rivalry. When new hospital corpsmen are assigned to Marine units, the Marines may tease them as "squids" or worse. Still, the hospital corpsmen have to learn to think, act, and react with the speed of their Marine unit.
When a hospital corpsman is first attached to a unit, the Marines will call them by their last name, or maybe just "corpsman." Eventually — only when corpsmen earn the Marines’ respect — they earn the nickname "Doc."
The first time they call you ‘Doc,’ it’s like, ‘Yes! I have arrivedIt makes you feel like you’re part of the team."
Once the fighting begins, the Corpsman’s duty is usually one of the riskiest — carrying their own weapon along with medical gear. The Marines say they will take a bullet for the Corpsman, because he’s the only one who can take it out. If they yell ‘Corpsman up,’ they know Doc is going to be right there,When the Marines call you ‘Doc,’ you know you’ll never let them down, you’ll never leave their side. That bond between a Marine and a Navy Corpsman is something that will last forever. We call them ‘My Marines,’ they call us ‘My Doc.’
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