US. Navy Corpsman (RVN):

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Crewmen, Navy Corpsman:
Enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy, who may also serve in a U.S. Marine Corps unit. The Mekong Delta needed Navy Corpsman, and to be near the troops in the field, they operated off of landing assault craft, and monitor-motorized / barges, for quick reaction to emergency medical event, i/e the galley table-could become a medical table..... Officially I think they are known as Navy Hospital Corpsman, operating much like a Army Medic, they work in many other situations too. A good part is on on the water - or at Sea, and underway, on any number of the different Naval Vessels. Corpsman have to work as individuals, and as medical aids, To daily preventive medicine for the entire ships crew. They deploy with Marines on all their large operations, not often with SEALS or Recon Marines, if they find trouble, they have to know what to do, or not do. They sometimes are attached to a shore facility and can be deployed about anywhere any time.locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital corpsmen are frequently the only medical caregiver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. In addition, hospital corpsmen perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to sailors and their families. Some work in the clinical Side of Medicine, other's are specialists, physicians, Dentists, and other practices, to technicians, Medical Administration, and Family Health care providers. Then some (as this uniform portrays) do Emergency Medical Aid, on the Battlefields across the world, (In this case Vietnam Era) working with the Brown Water Navy and the Marine Operations in the RVN. They were the initial person to apply the beginning steps of saving the traumatic wounds received in battle. Some of the hospital corpsmen are sent to independent duty on Naval Ships, from Aircraft Carrier, to Patrol Crafl to Nuclear Submarines or the Fleet Marine Force (At Sea Marines....on constant standby), Seabee Camps, some sent out on care operations and emergency missions, or some were out in humanity work something... The 8-Point 'Cover' is a bit darker, its from different material, but I think it could be what would be with the uniform, and its They sometimes are attached to a shore facility and can be deployed about anywhere any time. locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. what I could get when putting the rest of the uniform together. The cap, is the Navy version, with the cloth-subdued version the likely norm I should think, His rank here is Petty Officer Second Class (E-5), The operate in SEAL base camps, and in coordination with these operations, not often on them I think, but there are pictures of them all grease painted up and gung ho to go....I think though Seals have some medical training as well-be a good idea to have a guy along, though-shooting is there thing.
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