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Military Medical Team Makes the 'Toughest Call' (GI IMPALED BY BOMB - courage abounds!!!)
ABC News ^ | 9/22/07 | Ruth Reiss

Posted on 09/23/2007 7:46:56 AM PDT by paulat

Unexploded Rocket-Propelled Grenade Impales Army Private in Afghanistan By RUTH REISS

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One RPG skidded past Lt. Mariani's vehicle. All of the vehicles had to quickly get out of the "kill zone." But before they could get to safety, two rockets hit Pvt. Moss' Humvee.

Staff Sgt. Eric Wynn, 33, the soldier in the front passenger seat, felt one slice through his face. Moss remembers the truck practically lift up. He was thrown up against the Humvee and then moved to return fire.

"I smelled something smoking and I looked down ... and I was smoking," he said.

Wynn turned to tell Moss where to fire and saw the tail fins of the RPG sticking out of Moss' side.

Roughly the length of a baseball bat, an RPG travels at the speed of a bullet. At the front end is the warhead -- a large grenade. The detonator and fuel are contained in the shaft. On the back are its fins, pieces of metal that stick out like legs on a camera tripod. The RPG is the weapon of choice for many of the world's guerillas.

Luckily for Moss, the company medic Spc. Jared Angell, 23, who the soldiers call "Doc," was in his Humvee

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A Human Bomb The RPG that had plowed into Moss' lower abdomen stretched from one hip to the other. If the RPG went off, it would kill everyone within 30 feet of him. Yet Angell stayed close, bandaging his wounds and stabilizing the weapon so that movement wouldn't cause it to explode.

Moss was still fully conscious, so Angell ordered him to not look down at the injury. He didn't want Moss to panic.

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(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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These people are the ultimate definition of "hero." God bless them all!!!!

Also...GREAT job by ABC reporter!!!

Please go to the link and read the whole story. You will be moved to the core of your being!!

1 posted on 09/23/2007 7:46:58 AM PDT by paulat
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To: paulat

Great story. Unbelievable really. God Bless Pvt. Moss & the brave surgeons who made sure he made it home. Damn!

Regards


2 posted on 09/23/2007 7:52:47 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: paulat

Tears running down my cheeks! God bless our brave soldiers.


3 posted on 09/23/2007 7:55:04 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: paulat

This is quite a story!

God bless all the people who risked their lives to save this soldier! From the medics, to the helicopter crews who willingly took “unexploded ordinance” on their flight. Talk about bravery!


4 posted on 09/23/2007 7:56:41 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: paulat
Please go to the link and read the whole story.

Worth repeating...

5 posted on 09/23/2007 7:57:08 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: null and void
Worth repeating...

Thank you, yes...also, everyone, please ping everyone you know!!!

...and the medic is 23-freakin' years old. When I hear about these 20-something whiners living with their parents becaue "life is too tough" I get ill.

6 posted on 09/23/2007 8:00:17 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat
I followed the link and read the whole story.

If I didn't know better, I would think it started "raining" in here about half-way through.

7 posted on 09/23/2007 8:00:45 AM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: paulat

That’s just unreal. What a brave medic, evac team, etc.


8 posted on 09/23/2007 8:01:45 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Jim Robinson; snugs; Brad's Gramma

PING PING PING PING!!!

Please read the whole article! The courage is outstanding!!


9 posted on 09/23/2007 8:05:56 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Monkey Face

Quite a topic for next month’s UT, no?


10 posted on 09/23/2007 8:09:09 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: paulat

Truly an amazing story, I am so proud of our young men in times like these.


11 posted on 09/23/2007 8:09:58 AM PDT by Grunthor (Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.)
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To: paulat

That’s a beautiful story man. The kind of thing that makes readers want to be better men and women. It even captured the attention of my 4 y/o.


12 posted on 09/23/2007 8:11:24 AM PDT by elfman2 ("As goes Fallujah, so goes central Iraq and so goes the entire country" -Col Coleman, USMC ,4/2004)
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To: paulat

Does anyone remember the ARVN soldier with the mortar round stuck in him that was removed by American doctors in a field hospital? The solider was surrounded with four walls of sandbags. Then, reaching through ports left in the sand bags the doctors removed the mortar round.
Bravery runs in the veins of America’s fighting forces from generation to generation. The same can’t be said for our politicians.


13 posted on 09/23/2007 8:13:14 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Gabz; HairOfTheDog; HungarianGypsy; carlo3b

You all have a following...hope you can ping this...never asked this before...just an amazing story.


14 posted on 09/23/2007 8:15:01 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat
I saw this segment on TV. The whole thing was surreal. I just cannot imagine such a thing actually happening.

May God bless those who risked their lives to save this man!
15 posted on 09/23/2007 8:15:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: paulat

Incredible. Just incredible.


16 posted on 09/23/2007 8:17:38 AM PDT by EBH
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To: paulat

Thanks for the ping - what a wonderful story of courage have just read the complete article and have tears in my eyes.


17 posted on 09/23/2007 8:18:08 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: George W. Bush
That’s just unreal. What a brave medic, evac team, etc.

No sir, that is the norm with our soldiers. They will lay their life on the line any day to save their brothers in arms. When they fight, they are fighting for each other to stay alive. There are no better men than our soldiers.

18 posted on 09/23/2007 8:18:16 AM PDT by cpdiii
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; boadecelia; freeangel; ...

Not food related, but was pinged to pass this on to everyone else.


19 posted on 09/23/2007 8:20:48 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy (NEVER FORGET!)
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To: paulat

Wow! What a story! What heroes!

And you’re right, it was a really good, well written story.


20 posted on 09/23/2007 8:21:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: paulat

Yes, REAL men! Thank God for them.


21 posted on 09/23/2007 8:22:16 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: paulat
Several soldiers involved with saving Moss have since been honored or promoted. Here are their current ranks and awards they have received. Maj. John Oh, general surgeon -- The Soldier's Medal Maj. Kevin Kirk, orthopedic surgeon -- Army Commendation Medal with Valor SSG Eric Wynn and Pfc. Channing Moss -- Purple Heart CW3 Jorge Correa, MEDEVAC pilot, and Sgt. John Collier, flight medic -- Air Medal with Valor CW2 Jeremy Smith, co-pilot, and SSG Christian Roberts, crew chief -- Air Medal Sgt Jared Angell, field medic, and SFC Dan Brown, explosives expert -- Bronze Star with Valor

,,guess John F kurry's medic who supplied the band air for the scratch on his arm for which and had to fill out a medical report and forward through channels (at kurry's request) must be wondering if he save a possible future US President

22 posted on 09/23/2007 8:22:21 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Thanks, HG...never saw a story before that needed this much pinging...thanks also to your list (which I am on, LOL!)


23 posted on 09/23/2007 8:22:39 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

Every time I read about incidents such as this one I am overwhelmed by the bravery and strong ties these wonderful people have towards one and other.

How is it possible these heroes are from the same country as the ones who undermine their every effort to keep us safe?


24 posted on 09/23/2007 8:24:04 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: paulat

I saw it on 20/20 and it was a magnificent story! They could have left him but they didn’t. I agree, God bless them all!


25 posted on 09/23/2007 8:24:43 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: paulat; Squantos; sit-rep; Eaker

Just...damn!


26 posted on 09/23/2007 8:25:29 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: paulat

What brave men. And to think Kerry was given a Purple Heart for a paper cut type wound. What a difference in men and bravery.

And yes, the MSM reporter did do a good job on this story.


27 posted on 09/23/2007 8:26:44 AM PDT by pepperdog
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To: paulat

Holy. Freakin’. Cow.

That is utterly amazing. I am so proud of the people who serve our country.
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(Anti-liberal rant follows)
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(And yet, the liberals who want to run this country tell us that the military is filled with poor, uneducated nobodies who had nowhere else to go. RUBBISH!)


28 posted on 09/23/2007 8:27:08 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: em2vn

I remember it very well.......


29 posted on 09/23/2007 8:27:48 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: paulat

Awesome story of bravery. Good job, ABC- just the facts, no agenda. Read the whole story- please!


30 posted on 09/23/2007 8:29:23 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: CalvaryJohn; All
Good job, ABC

Maybe we should let them know...

31 posted on 09/23/2007 8:30:58 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Larry Lucido

BTTT


32 posted on 09/23/2007 8:31:24 AM PDT by cibco (defconw = Mrs. cibco {:0))
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To: StarCMC

Real Courage......ping


33 posted on 09/23/2007 8:35:50 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: paulat; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Peanut Gallery; alfa6; Iris7; Valin; Wneighbor; PhilDragoo

bttt


34 posted on 09/23/2007 8:36:36 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Mosque - Arabic word for ammo dump.)
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To: paulat

Funny I just read this via Armytimes http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/09/marine_rpg_moss_070922w/
Slightly different and with video


35 posted on 09/23/2007 8:37:58 AM PDT by GoforBroke
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To: GoforBroke; All
THANKS SO MUCH GFB!!!

All...please go to #35 and see the pics, etc!!

37 posted on 09/23/2007 8:41:35 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: cpdiii
No sir, that is the norm with our soldiers. They will lay their life on the line any day to save their brothers in arms. When they fight, they are fighting for each other to stay alive. There are no better men than our soldiers.

And there are no greater COWARDS than the ones out of the 535 members of Congress that argue cut and run....and only fight to same their own political lives by appeasing the "loony left", or the current "opinion polls"!

May they all burn in....!

38 posted on 09/23/2007 8:41:42 AM PDT by dirtbiker (I'm a liberal's worst nightmare: a redneck with a pickup, a library card, and a conceal carry permit)
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To: paulat
Maybe we should let them know...

..don't bother, often thoughts of "it's about time" are soon forgotten with the next barage of liberal rants the MSM puts forth, whether it's from Reid, Turban durban,Schumer,or Doodie Dodd...unless they equal uplifting, heartwarming, PRO military stories at least everytime they publish a rant.....it's not worth an email stamp. How soon we forget how easily they let the top DEMS skate by without questioning the MOVEON.org or their COMPLICITY on topic....they still have not distance themselves from them ....and won't

39 posted on 09/23/2007 8:41:51 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: namsman

Ping to an incredible story - read the whole thing!


40 posted on 09/23/2007 8:43:45 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: paulat

NP


41 posted on 09/23/2007 8:47:03 AM PDT by GoforBroke
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To: paulat

I watched this on 20/20 on Friday night. From the medic to the surgeons to the explosive expert, they all saved his life while risking their own. Would anyone (with the exception of the Libs) expect anything less of our soldiers and Marines?

A question: He was interveiwed wearing his uniform. Is he still active duty?

Were his fellow Marines honored for what they did for him in the field?


42 posted on 09/23/2007 8:48:08 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: em2vn
Does anyone remember the ARVN soldier with the mortar round stuck in him that was removed by American doctors in a field hospital?

I remember it as an American soldier who was in the hatch of a tank and got it in the shoulder.

I also heard from someone who was in country that an ARVN soldier with a similar injury was "treated" by Vietnamese doctors who put him in an open field and shot until the round detonated...

43 posted on 09/23/2007 8:48:39 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: jacquej
Tears running down my cheeks!

You're not the only one. What a story! What a soldier! Bless those that cared for him.

44 posted on 09/23/2007 8:49:09 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...

Not Red Dwarf related, but was pinged to pass this on to everyone else.


45 posted on 09/23/2007 8:51:29 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: submarinerswife
A question: He was interveiwed wearing his uniform. Is he still active duty?

Were his fellow Marines honored for what they did for him in the field?

Yes, and yes.

46 posted on 09/23/2007 8:52:16 AM PDT by dirtbiker (I'm a liberal's worst nightmare: a redneck with a pickup, a library card, and a conceal carry permit)
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To: submarinerswife
Were his fellow Marines honored for what they did for him in the field?

Read the story...it's at the end.

47 posted on 09/23/2007 8:53:00 AM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: cpdiii
It simply bears repeating:

"There are no better men than our soldiers."

48 posted on 09/23/2007 9:05:41 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: YaYa123

A truly amazing story. Be sure to read the whole article.


49 posted on 09/23/2007 9:08:14 AM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Professional Engineer; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; gonzo; Grampa Dave; RedRover
Loyalty, courage, in the face of death.

This, not the fabricated enemy propaganda (insurgents, media, Murtha) of "Haditha", is the American fighting man.

50 posted on 09/23/2007 9:13:16 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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