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Corpsman Up!

This downloadable PDF focuses on the Hospital Corpsman rating.   Subjects include: history of the rating; service in World War II; the various uniforms throughout the years; rank and insignia; equipment and medical bags; campaigns and Corpsmen who received the Medal of Honor; and what the Corpsmen are doing in today's U.S. Navy.

To download the PDF booklet, please click here.

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Images:  80-G-K-13008:  Medical Company, Munsan-Ni, Korea:   80-G-K-2531:  U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman assists nurse, Guam, 1944.