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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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SPRINGFIELD - Former Navy hospital corpsman Ryan Chapen tensed up immediately when he received a phone call from the U.
It was my privilege and honor to serve as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy and it is with the deepest respect do I dare compare a Medical Assistant to a Navy SEAL.
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.
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?
Navy Hospital corpsman and served with the United States Marine Corps as a flight medic and later a paramedic, also spent two years behind the wheel of The Merv a medical educational and resource vehicle that provides medical screens for truck drivers.
If I was in any kind of medical emergency or accident, there's nobody I would rather come to my side than a combat medic or corpsman.
After arriving on scene, Hue City dispatched two rigid-hull inflatable boats, transporting the ship's hospital corpsman, and the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team to assess the injured personnel.
Navy during World War II as a corpsman in the South Pacific aboard the U.
Meyer personally killed eight Taliban fighters, personally evacuated 12 wounded personnel recovered the bodies of three fellow Marines and a Navy corpsman.
Orange County Sheriff s Department spokesman Jim Amormino said the written threat was discovered among the belongings of a missing Navy corpsman at Camp Pendleton.
After providing medical treatment for two Marines who were shot during a firefight in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jacob Emmott, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was shot in the head.