ALMARS : 019/17
R 122028Z Jun 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/119TH BIRTHDAY U.S. NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMAN//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, it is my pleasure to congratulate all members of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps as you celebrate 119 years of exceptional service to our nation.
2. Since 17 June 1898, the men and women of the Hospital Corps have forged a legacy of valor and selflessness. In every major conflict, corpsmen have fought and bled with our Marines on the toughest battlefields. The Hospital Corps' illustrious history is replete with stories of heroic corpsmen who have risked or sacrificed their own lives to help and protect our Marines. We take great pride in your service and join you in celebrating your remarkable contributions to our Armed Forces.
3. As you reflect on your heritage, Marines salute the courageous service of all who have worn the cloth of the Navy Hospital Corps. The care you provide our Marines and Sailors, both in combat and in garrison, reflects your great commitment to excellence. Congratulations on 119 years, and thank you for everything you do for our Sea Services.
4. Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//