Fake site reports Devil Docs going away – no more Greenside Corpsmen

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According to this page, which has less than 1,000 likes, sailors assigned “greenside” as Marine Corps Corpsmen (medics, typically called “Doc”) are going away. There will still be Corpsmen, they’ll just be Marines assigned to an MOS. According to Marine Corps Time social media outlets, SECNAV (Secretary of the Navy) Ray Mabus made the announcement yesterday. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Joseph Dunford, reportedly supports the decision, which is part of an effort to “…create a more contemporary Marine Corpse, attempting to gain medical and logistical independence from the Navy.”

Looking through previous posts on here it’s pretty clear this is either an attempt to do something akin to Duffel Blog, or just a very well crafted troll site (or both).

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Doc in WWII

It’s not that improbable of a story. Hey, they got rid of silkies and tattoos, why not Devil Docs? The story was pretty well written. Hell, were all up in arms and outraged about it until we did a little checking (initiated by a timely warning from a friend). It’s sad things have gotten so fucked up we’d believe something like this, eh?

Whoever wrote it – nice one, you almost had us. Hell you did have us for a minute.

You can read the story here. You can rest assured there is little to no chance they’re getting rid of Devil Doc any time soon.

“Out of every 100 men of the United States Navy and Marine Corps who were wounded in World War II, 97 recovered.  That is a record not equaled anywhere, anytime.  Every individual who was thus saved from death owes an everlasting debt to the Navy’s Hospital Corps.  The Navy is indebted to the corps.  The entire nation is its debtor for thousands of citizens and living normal, constructive, happy and productive lives who, but for the skill and toil of the Hospital Corps, might be dead or disheartened by crippling invalidism…”

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Doc in Korea
Doc doing what Docs do.

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Marine Corps Corpsmen Corpsman in Anguish
Doc in Vietnam
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Doc in Beirut
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Devil Doc in Iraq

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8 thoughts on “Fake site reports Devil Docs going away – no more Greenside Corpsmen

  • February 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    First it will never happen, the Marine Corps is about a proud traditions. One is their Corpsman. Finally never never call a Corpsman a Medic.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 12:08 am
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    You definitely had me until our Battalion Surgeon, Jerry Behrens, corralled my anger with the facts. My angst and my blood pressure have returned to normal…thank God.But with all the crap that has been going on with Commander in Chief and the DOD, nothing would surprise me. That is a sad state of affairs.

    S/F Brothers,

    HM3 J. Nicholas Wurth

    Lima 3/9 III MAR DIV

    RVN 1967-1968

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  • December 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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    What? This was supposed to be ‘just a”LIll” joke?…..Corpsman! was a sacred call for help healing and comfort in the middle of hell! Many know how much their scramble under fire to just grab a hand a say ‘everythings’ OK’ immediately meant it would be!Medics too, let’s not be ‘petty’ here.I can’t figure out what this ‘rumor’ was about, but this is ‘NOTHING TO FUCK AROUND WITH!

    GOD BLESS YOU ‘DOC’ FOR

    EVERYTHING!

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  • December 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm
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    I am glad to see this is a fake. I was pretty sad to see the orginal. They got me. They get me over and over on these satire sites.

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  • December 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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    God Bless the Devil Docs!

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  • December 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm
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    I wont call you a soldier…IF YOU CALL ME A

    MEDIC…. WE ARE CORPSMAN …a doc … a brother even devil doc will do but don’t slap me in the face by calling me a MEDIC

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  • December 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm
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    You sound like Dianne Sawyer reporting on CNN getting pranked by the ONION. 🙂

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