Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Corpman's Oath

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE MYSELF BEFORE GOD
AND THESE WITNESSES
TO PRACTICE FAITHFULLY
ALL OF MY DUTIES AS A MEMBER OF
THE HOSPITAL CORPS.
I HOLD THE CARE OF THE SICK AND INJURED TO BE A
SACRED TRUST
AND WILL ASSIST THE MEDICAL OFFICER
WITH LOYALTY AND HONESTY.
I WILL NOT KNOWINGLY PERMIT HARM TO COME TO
ANY PATIENT.
I WILL NOT PARTAKE OF NOR ADMINISTER
ANY UNAUTHORIZED MEDICATION.
I WILL HOLD
ALL PERSONAL MATTERS
PERTAINING TO THE PRIVATE LIVES OF
PATIENTS IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
I DEDICATE MY
HEART, MIND, AND STRENGTH
TO THE WORK BEFORE ME.
I SHALL DO ALL WITHIN MY POWER
TO SHOW IN MYSELF AN
EXAMPLE OF ALL THAT IS
HONORABLE AND GOOD
THROUGHOUT
MY NAVAL CAREER.

2 comments:

aunt karen said...

This is why I love and admire our Troops so much. The oathes, codes of honor and brotherhood that every division of our Military has is why our's is the best in the world. I was watching President Ford's funeral procession last night and my heart swelled with such pride for our Military. Everything they do has such symbolism, precision, perfection in every movement, paying the closest attention to guarding, protecting our fallen and thier families. At one point during the procession, First Lady Mrs. Ford, standing in our Capitol, watching as the procession slowly passed her, coughed and shook just a little. The Military guard, assigned to stand with her, reached over and with a his gloved hand patted her tiny hand that was holding on to his arm. Such a caring and protective gesture, I cried.
We love you Troops. You are why we are "The Land of the Free" and we are truly the "Home of the Brave". We have the bravest men and women of any nation in the world.
Thank you Doc Duty, Sgt Rhett and all of our troops for doing what you do and being who you are, Our Beloved Warriors. I wish you all a safe and happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Karen did you know that little pat on Betty Fords hand touched my heart too...I also agree with your assessment of our Military...They areso perfect in form and grace...I just am so proud of them...I thought of Rich when I saw the sailors caps...I thought of his remark about falling on the floor after a loud clap of thunder and in the shower last night it crossed my mind...yes he was ready for flight or fight...because of that we the citizens can jusy snooze though it all...God bless you USA military and happy New Year ...Virgie Bell said