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Caduceus

Rating insignia for the hospital corps

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Sickbay

Where the sick and injured men were taken for care

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Cockpit

Another name for sickbay

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Surgeon Steward

First enlisted rate requiring specific qualification

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Medal of honor

Highest military decoration

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Distinguished service cross

Second highest military decoration
Awarded to Military US army

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Navy Cross

Second highest military decoration that may be awarded to US Navy, Marines, and members of the coast guard under the department of the navy

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Silver Star

3rd highest military combat decoration

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Bronze Medal

Awarded to an individual fighting for freedom heroically

10

When was the first direction given to the organization of Navy medicine published?

1775

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What did the first direction consist of?

Consisted of Article 16

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What is Article 16

"A convenient place shall be set apart for sick or hurt men, to be removed with their hammocks and bedding when the surgeon shall advise the same to be necessary. Some of the crew shall be appointed to attend to and serve them and to keep the place clean. The Cooper shall make buckets with covers and cradles if necessary for their use."

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Ship surgeon

Trained physician

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What day did congress mandate newly commissioned sailing warships to contain a cockpit for treatment of the sick and injured

March 2, 1799

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What were the benefits of containing a cockpit in a warship mandate

Unofficially reestablished need for enlisted medical personnel with no official title or job description. Duties assigned by surgeon

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When were the Loblolly Boys first classified as a rate?

1814

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When were the Surgeon Steward first seen in Navy pay charts?

1841

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What was the first enlisted rating that required specific qualifications

Surgeon Steward

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Surgeon Steward title was used between what age?

American expansion (1820) to the end of Civil war (1865)

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What century in the Hospital Corps had the largest expansion in its history?

20th Century. 2 world wars and 2 different changes to its rank structure

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What is the most decorated branch of the United States Navy?

Hospital Corps

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How many medals of honor were given in Pre-World War 1

4

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How many navy crosses were given in pre world war 1?

1

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How many MOH were given in WW1

2

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How many Navy crosses were given in WW1

55

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Distinguished Service Medals Given in WW1

31

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US Army Distinguished Service Medals in WW1

2

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Letters of Commendation in WW1

27

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MOHs in WW2

7

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Navy Crosses given in WW2

67

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Major Awards and Citations given in WW2

820

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MOHs given in Korean War (KW)

5

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Navy Crosses given in KW

26

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Silver Stars given in KW

113

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Bronze Stars given in KW

281

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Total of Awards given to Hospital Corps

22 MOHs from Hospital Corps.

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Number of ships named for Hospital Corps

14 Naval Vessels