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Corpsmen of the 3/26 Marines - Vietnam
SPECIAL THANKS TO MIKE SMITH, HIS STEPDAUGHTER - ASHLEY KLINE
AND BILL VURNAKES WITHOUT WHICH THIS SITE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE . ON MARCH 22, 2002 THEY BROUGHT 10 OF US TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER 33 YEARS OF BEING SEPARATED.
.I solemnly pledge myself before God and these witnesses to practice faithfully all of my duties as a member of the Hospital Corps. I hold the care of the sick and injured to be a privilege and a sacred trust and will assist the Medical Officer with loyalty and honesty. I will not knowingly permit harm to come to any patient. I will not partake of nor administer any unauthorized medication. I will hold all personal matters pertaining to the private lives of patients in strict confidence. I dedicate my heart, mind, and strength to the work before me. I will not speak in a derogatory manner of any person in the Naval Service. I shall do all within my power to show in myself an example of all that is honorable and good throughout my Naval Career.
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HOSPITAL CORPSMAN'S PLEDGE
The next reunion for Corpsmen of the 3/26 Marines - Vietnam will be announced as information becomes available.
Marines and Navy Corpsmen, especially in a combat environment,
have a symbolic relationship like no other. Each is dependent on the other, for their lives are literally at stake. The essence of this book is
the story of my time spent with Lima Company, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines from January to November 1969. I would like to dedicate these words
to those I served with and in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (Cont'd)
James Vanden Bosch
They Called Me "Doc"
By: James Vanden Bosch