117TH UNITED STATES NAVY HOSPITAL CORPS BIRTHDAY
Date Signed: 6/11/2015
ALMARS Number: 011/15
R 111715Z JUN 15
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/117TH UNITED STATES NAVY HOSPITAL CORPS BIRTHDAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Marines and Sailors, 17 June 2015 marks the 117th birthday of the United States Navy Hospital Corps. The inseparable link between Marines and Corpsmen remains a proud part of our heritage.
2. Since 1898, the steadfast and unwavering commitment of the United States Navy Corpsmen to their fellow Marines has and will continue to be recognized as a sacred trust. That trust remains an essential part of our ethos and heritage, and as the Marine Corps continues to fight our Nation's battles, Navy Corpsmen serve proudly alongside Marines, providing critical care and support both deployed and in garrison. Marines take comfort in knowing that our Navy Corpsmen remain always faithful and continue to distinguish themselves today as they have in the past.
3. On behalf of the entire United States Marine Corps, I extend my personal and heartfelt congratulations to the men and women of the United States Navy Hospital Corps on their 117th birthday. As you celebrate and reflect upon your heritage, know that Marines are profoundly grateful for your service and for your selfless dedication to our Nation, our families, and our Corps.
4. Semper Fidelis, Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//