"The corpsman said you wanted to ask me some things," he said.
Don't you believe a Corpsman should use all his abilities in his service?
He tried to speak, and must have stirred; the corpsman's voice sharpened.
The corpsman straightened up and turned to Walters and Captain Strong.
The corpsman indicated the big cadet's hands, skinned and swollen from his labor in the mines.
Then a beefy arm appeared from nowhere and struck the corpsman a chopping blow at the base of the skull.
They would know that if Hanlon was still a Corpsman his death would be most thoroughly investigated.