MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Side by side on the battlefield, in a desert camouflage utility uniform, Marines know they can count on the person on their left or right to protect them, provide moral support and look over them. This person is courageous, dependable and competent in his or her duties, especially when that person is a corpsman. You can look to your corpsman in times of need as a Marine’s personal guardian angel.
Hospitalman Jonatha "Doc Bibi" Bibriesca Ramirez of Pomona, Calif., was distinguished as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter with the 2nd Marine Division Nov. 24 for outstanding performance while serving in Iraq.
“I’m proud of myself and my unit,” Doc Bibi said. “We all work very hard.”
While deployed to Iraq from March to October, Doc Bibi was in charge of supplies for the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion’s aid station. He put together medical supplies for their deployment and made sure they kept an ample amount of essentials.
While attached to Division Motor Transportation, the 20-year-old performed convoys as well as provided medical attention to anyone when in need.
Doc Bibi, a 2003 graduate of Mount Clair High School, enjoyed playing soccer while he was in school. After graduation he traded in his soccer ball for a field medical bag to help fight the Global War on Terrorism.
“The sailors that deployed with me helped a lot,” Doc Bibi said. “They all deserve recognition.”
Whether it’s providing medical attention to a wounded Marine or just being there for peace of mind, you can always count on a Corpsman to be your guardian angel, according to Doc Bibi.