Corpsmen of the 3/26 Marines - Vietnam
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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
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(Cont'd)
James Vanden - Bosch
They Called Me "Doc"
By: James Vanden Bosch
Sept. 20, 2021
This is a corpsman who served in Mike Company, 2nd platoon in 1968 - 1969. His nickname was "Woody". He
was wounded I would guess in March of 69, and ultimately medivaced out of country. If you know of him please get him to contact Tony Johannesen <[email protected]>
No future reunions planned at this time.