NAVY CORPSMEN





The Navy's Hospital Corpsmen provide medical services for Navy and Marine Corps units throughout the world. Corpsmen were with the Marines at Belleau Wood in World War I. Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi is probably the most famous military image in the world - and Corpsman PM2c John H. Bradley, later wounded in the battle, was one of the six 28th Marines straining to lift the flagpole. In World War II, Navy Corpsmen earned seven Medals of Honor, 61 Navy Crosses, 465 Silver Stars, and 982 Bronze Stars. Corpsmen added luster to their shining performance when they went ashore with the Marines in Korea.

Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller said it best:

"You guys are the Marine's doctors - There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."

Corpsmen were in Vietnam too, and 690 died there, most while serving with the Fleet Marine Forces and Naval units ashore. These pages list the names and - where available - the unit assignment of the Corpsmen memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial - the "Wall". They are in alphabetic order by last name; highlighted names have links to a Memorial listed on The Virtual Wall.

A - B        C - E        F - I        J - L        M - Q        R - S        T - Z

This web page and the Navy Corpsmen data tables were created by Ken Davis, a retired Navy Commander, from The Virtual Wall Organization.  Thanks Ken for all of your help!!!

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