It shouldn’t be any surprise that the hospital core is one of the most decorated branches in the US Navy. They have bought in the front lines of every major battle in US history. And they have served alongside Marines in every aspect of most operations.
How many awards did the Hospital Corpsmen receive thus far in 2020?
There have been more than two dozen metal honor recipients from the hospital core. We also find that almost 200 Navy crosses have been awarded, and over 30 distinguished service medals were earned. Corpsmen have received almost a thousand silver stars and more than 1500 bronze star awards to the hospital corpsman since the establishment of the hospital corps.