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 (kôr′mən, kôrz′mən)
1. 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.
2. A member of a government-sponsored group designated as a corps: Peace Corpsmen.


n, pl -men
(Military) military US a medical orderly or stretcher-bearer


(ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr-)

n., pl. -men.
1. an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant.
2. an enlisted person in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army who gives first aid to the wounded on the battlefield.
3. a member of any corps, as of the Peace Corps.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, announced it will award 2,300 scholarships, valued at nearly $7 million to children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.
The Marines knew I was no doctor, but in most cases, my fellow corpsmen and I were the closest thing to one.
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.
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.
This time, the corpsmen knew me by name, and I was twice as embarrassed.
The litter bearers bring the litter to Bay 6 where they are met by doctors, nurses, and corpsmen who transfer the patient from the litter to the bed.
For example, flight crews or corpsmen who are frequently on land, but routinely return to the ship are not eligible.
Franklyn and every other Marine and Corpsmen that day got the Combat Action Ribbon.
They describe medical battalions, surgeons, corpsmen, naval support activity hospitals, the ravages of Khe Sanh and Danang, malaria, smallpox, typhus, rabies, infectious hepatitis and the process of mending.
And although I had trained my corpsmen well, I had seen sucking chest wounds before and they hadn't I figured I would be in and out in 15 minutes" (pp.