I’m an ex-Corpsman from the Army Medical Corps myself,
….. so I got a lot of laughs from Obama’s gaffes….
…..last October, that is. Long before his February repeated use of the term “corpse-man,” for “corpsman,” Obama made the same mistake in Florida in October of 2009 when addressing Navy personnel deploying to the Middle East:
And, I believe there was yet another such use in 2009, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint* it. When I heard the comment in October, I thought “for crying out loud, Obama said it again” because I recalled he had used “corpse-man” or “corpse-men” once before. You’d think there would be somebody on the President’s staff smart enough to correct this repeated silliness.
*I’m not exactly sure when corpse-man‘s first use occurred, but what I DO remember is joking at the time that I missed my calling: As a former military corpse-man, I was obviously intended to to be an undertaker.