ALMARS : 021/18
R 011900Z JUN 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)//
SUBJ/120TH HOSPITAL CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all U.S. Marines, it is my great pleasure to recognize all U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsmen as you celebrate the 120th birthday of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps.
2. Since 1898, men and women of the Hospital Corps continue to provide outstanding healthcare to the Marines and their families around the world. From clinics, hospitals, ships, submarines and battlefields, your service to our Nation and the Marine Corps has been of courage, loyalty and dedication. Your unwavering professionalism and commitment as you continue to answer the call of duty will forever be distinguished throughout history and battles to come. As we face the challenges of the future, we know that our Corpsmen will always be by our side ready at a moment's notice to answer the call, “Doc” or “Corpsman Up.” You will be known always as a Marine's best friend.
3. As you reflect upon your heritage, know that your selfless contribution to the organization will always be remembered and that Marines greatly appreciate the sacrifices you have made for our country and the Marine Corps.
4. Once again, I recognize the Corpsmen on this 120th Birthday and thank you for your service.
5. Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//