Corpsman and 9/11
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Navy Medicine enters September 11th

On September 11, 2001, there were two places attacked. The most notable and widespread announcement came from the World Trade Center. The other was the Pentagon.

America had awakened to these attacks on a relentless search for the terrorists who were responsible for the tragic deaths of the American people.

What are the origins of “Charlie Papa: Streaming to Assist?”

Hospital Corpsmen were there from the very beginning to support almost every major mission.

A few days after the attack on September 27th, Navy Surgeon General Michael Cowan, new signal flags, “Charlie Papa: Steaming to Assist” were displayed throughout the Navy. General Cowan recognized the men and women of Navy Medicine as the first responders in providing aid and care for the thousands of injured survivors.