June 1966

Corpsman!

Volume 49, Issue 6
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His medical skill and bravery under fire are helping to keep the Marines' combat mortality rate at a minimum in Vietnam.

WHAT IS A Corpsman?

In Vietnam, chances are, he's a teen-aged boy doing a man-sized job.

He wears a Marine uniform and a Navy rank, and carries with him a medical kit, a .45 caliber pistol and a soft spot in his heart for all children with hurts.

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Tom Bartlett