Skip to comments.Military Medical Team Makes the 'Toughest Call' (GI IMPALED BY BOMB - courage abounds!!!)
Posted on 09/23/2007 7:46:56 AM PDT by paulat
Unexploded Rocket-Propelled Grenade Impales Army Private in Afghanistan By RUTH REISS
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
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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I dunno. She kinda looks like a hot chick.
Maybe if you’re under the influence of something illegal.
Man, check her backgraound! You’ll agree with me.
Definitely on fire!
We’re putting off the work on the van until tomorrow, at least. I can drive the Purple Thing if I need to go anywhere.
One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater?
Scary, isn’t it?
I hope you’re feeling better today. It’s lunchtime here already!
I wish I could say I was feeling at the top of my game. I’m trying very hard to control the nausea, but not doing a very good job.
I had some cocoa a while ago, and it seems to have helped a little, but I suspect I’ll be going back to bed in a while, if nothing else than just to lie down.
This last year has been really bad for nausea, for some reason. Far too many stresses to deal with.
(Shame on me for complaining so much. My bad.)
I dunno. That doesn’t sound good.
It doesn’t feel good, either. I feel almost as bad as I did when I was working.
I need to go get some wine, but I just don’t feel up to it. That will help with the nausea, and probably help me sleep as well, though I hate to resort to that. *sigh*
I shoulda been a cuppla other guys....
I’m sorry you’re feeling poorly. Have you tried peppermint for the nausea? There was a lady in my prayer group in Tulsa who had something-myalgia, and oil of peppermint helped her with nausea.
Unfortunately, one can’t use it during pregnancy ... best you can do it mint tea :-).
Ah, the catz are schooling about - I see their bowl is empty.
I don’t care for mint, but I would try the tea if the mint flavor is not too strong. When I feel up to going to the store, I’ll look for some. Thanks!
Iirc, you can put the mint oil behind your ears, and it’s absorbed into the skin. Or you can just inhale it!
Thanks! I’ll check on Friday when I go to the organic store on Friday.
Ugh. It took me until now just to get through my e-mail.
Pleased to help! You might find it at Wal-mart in the vitamins and supplements section. I get Tea-tree oil at Wal-mart. Vlad’s almost two, and no ear infections!
The Wal-Mart I go to isn’t a Super Store, so it’s fairly limited in what it has. Since I have to go to the organic store, anyway, I’ll look there, first.
But thanks again!
Well, I'm not quite sure how you do that, but it sounds like a nifty trick.
I'll bet it will save you lots of time and money on air flights, too.
I’d like to know how that works, too.
But then, these days, I forget a lot of what I thought I knew.