The combat medic was established during World War II--prior to that enlisted medical personnel served as hospital stewards or litter bearers.
What does LB stand for?
LB stands for Litter Bearer
This definition appears somewhat frequently
See other definitions of LB
We have 48 other meanings of LB in our Acronym Attic
- Light Bomber
- Light Bulb
- Lightbringer (World of Warcraft US server)
- Limited Base
- Limp Bizkit (band)
- Line Booster
- Line Brother
- Linux Based
- Liquid Broth
Samples in periodicals archive:
On the main deck, litter bearers bring patients to the casualty receiving (CASREC) area after they are unloaded from helicopters on the flight deck.
THE LITTER BEARERS Glimpse of sun between purple storm clouds like the flash of a heel through a palanquin's silk curtains-- when they postpone the Desire Roundtable because our guest speaker's sleeping one off in a baggage cart in New York or Denver or Albuquerque, maybe I'll throw that one out to the tenterhooked crowd-- or the way your ankles cross at the small of my back, or how the tiger lilies tiger the ditches after a three-day rain-- & to bring down the house, I'll bring up our trips to the north, when each night we huddle together as we witness the litter bearers carrying the slain body of Draco higher & higher into the dark sky, their scapulae like angels of bone heaved up against an ark built for one, just one.
The next morning, they told anyone who could to walk off the hill, because the Japanese had been firing at the litter bearers," Mr.
Congolese forces that participated in the exercise included doctors, nurses and litter bearers from various units, as well as the Medical Immediate Response Unit.