Originally Posted by idfnl
Thats like being a retired doctor and still wearing a white coat and stethoscope.
Originally Posted by Bhowie
No, it isn't.
Speaking of .....
In the Australian Army and US Navy, combat medics & corpsmen are traditionally referred to as 'Doc' . Usually 'Doc Something'. For a while I was 'Doc Rabbit' (I bounced too much when going forward under cover to treat casualties on the training field. Later I was 'Doc Feelgood' after taking an interest in trauma anesthesiology and dishing out the hypothetical morphine on training exercises a little too liberally. There were some much cooler nicknames, but I grew to like mine.
What is weird is when my old army mates still call me 'Doc' and expect me to continue to use it as my call sign in communications. Then I have to explain that I am not a doctor, not active duty and not really living in the last (much .... or at least not that chapter).