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I left out a bit that I kept thinking about. My dad got out after 20 years, and never made chief because he was a corpsman attached to Marines so his overseas duty did not count as sea duty in the eyes of the gorm refusing it. Meanwhile I delivered papers to officers housing walking past BMW, mercedes, Opel and Jaguar e-types to help get by.I had to log in the minute I saw this! That's my dad! 2 tours with the CB's in Vietnam and many years of service from x-ray tech to medical repair to founding a volunteer rescue Squad to RN in civilian life.
Lost one of my best friends on 23 Dec 1969. Doc Will Johnson. We were his Marines! Semper Fi bro!Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Unsung Heroes: U.S. Navy Corpsmen” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/unsung-heroes-us-navy-corpsmen/.
Proud Devil Doc here. This brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad. The article reads true for most Corpsmen. These aren’t just Marines, Leathernecks, Jarheads or crayon eaters, they are MY Marines, Leathernecks, Jarheads or crayon eaters! I was THEIR Doc. Anybody tries to hurt them, deals with ME first! I’m proud to say that MY Marines felt the same (we proved it to each other countless times). Oorah, Marines!