“Then you have our corpsmen,” he continued. “They had to carry twice as much gear just for medical supplies for us. Then if somebody gets wounded, you can’t hold them back from running to the front or running to that individual. I’ve tried, and you can’t.”

Corpsman Wike trying to save the life of a wounded Marine on Hill 881 North in 1967

The hill battles lasted for 12 days and nights.

Navy Hospital Corpsmen saved the lives of countless Marines in combat, and a lot of Corpsmen were killed while giving medical treatment to Marines. When they heard “CORPSMAN UP!” they were there, exposing themselves to enemy fire. 

Posted: February 9, 2013 • 9:08 PM
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Filed Under: #Marine Corps #Corpsman #Navy #Hill 881 #Battle of Hill 881 #Vietnam #1967 #Vietnam War #Navy Hospital Corpsmen
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