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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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1,951 posted on 10/31/2007 2:13:05 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; Monkey Face; KoRn; GrammaBear; Eaker; rottndog; Peanut Gallery; ...


HAPPY HALLOWEEN


1,952 posted on 10/31/2007 2:34:50 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: sionnsar
"Put on the highlander costume today. ... Caused a few distractions..."

Did you add realism by removing a head or two? That would have caused a distraction.

"In the end there can be only reruns."

1,953 posted on 10/31/2007 2:35:06 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices under which weak minds are servilely crouched/Jefferson)
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To: sionnsar; Monkey Face; KoRn; GrammaBear; Eaker; rottndog; Peanut Gallery; Professional Engineer; ...
You called...


1,954 posted on 10/31/2007 2:38:00 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: sionnsar
Well, I could tell you but then...

Ooooo will Dick Chaney be there? Will he let me borrow his duck gun?

1,955 posted on 10/31/2007 2:42:56 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: Lady Jag; All


1,956 posted on 10/31/2007 2:43:34 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Howdy Feather, Dahling.


1,957 posted on 10/31/2007 2:44:19 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Can we haz a treet.


1,958 posted on 10/31/2007 2:45:54 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: NicknamedBob; sionnsar

Cuz he did it the offical way and left out the skivvies.


1,959 posted on 10/31/2007 2:49:00 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

How do you the wavy line in your tag,


1,960 posted on 10/31/2007 2:50:21 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Hello TAS! How are ya dahlin'?

1,961 posted on 10/31/2007 2:51:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

We be brewing..


1,962 posted on 10/31/2007 2:51:29 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Soaring Feather

We be brewing..

Double,double toil and trouble.


1,963 posted on 10/31/2007 2:53:03 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Tonight’s the night
to stir the brew
stir it throughly
through and through
frogs hairs added
to the mix
helps with all those
little tricks!


1,964 posted on 10/31/2007 2:54:14 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: TASMANIANRED

They are ketyboard characters and alt tag characters that’s all.


1,965 posted on 10/31/2007 2:55:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: Soaring Feather; All

1,966 posted on 10/31/2007 3:09:02 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

1,967 posted on 10/31/2007 3:22:56 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: HKMk23

Sorry


1,968 posted on 10/31/2007 3:23:22 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

I


1,969 posted on 10/31/2007 3:23:35 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

haven’t


1,970 posted on 10/31/2007 3:23:50 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: Soaring Feather

Don’t forget the hens teeth.


1,971 posted on 10/31/2007 3:23:51 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: HKMk23

contributed


1,972 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:04 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

much


1,973 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:19 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: Lady Jag

But how do you make them wave?


1,974 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: HKMk23

lately,


1,975 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:31 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

but


1,976 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:44 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

here’s


1,977 posted on 10/31/2007 3:24:56 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

a


1,978 posted on 10/31/2007 3:25:06 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

little


1,979 posted on 10/31/2007 3:25:18 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

extra


1,980 posted on 10/31/2007 3:25:30 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

boost


1,981 posted on 10/31/2007 3:25:41 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

to


1,982 posted on 10/31/2007 3:25:58 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

help


1,983 posted on 10/31/2007 3:26:08 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

us


1,984 posted on 10/31/2007 3:26:20 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

past


1,985 posted on 10/31/2007 3:26:39 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

2,000.


1,986 posted on 10/31/2007 3:26:53 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: Lady Jag

Happy Halloween back at ya! /wink


1,987 posted on 10/31/2007 3:28:51 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Lady Jag

That’s a lotta costume for that pooch...


1,988 posted on 10/31/2007 3:29:52 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
It is their natural elevation.

ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,

For example ALT+167 makes: º as in 62º

1,989 posted on 10/31/2007 3:30:40 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: HKMk23

Sorry I trod on your foot. It wasn’t intentional...


1,990 posted on 10/31/2007 3:30:50 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

What pray tell is Alt 167.....It’s all geek to me.


1,991 posted on 10/31/2007 3:31:32 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

I thought I had a pic of Sol as the Easter Alligator but I can’t find it anywhere.


1,992 posted on 10/31/2007 3:32:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Are you kidding me, he loves to fly.

Just like these guys love being jaunty.


They're all laughing and having a blast.

1,993 posted on 10/31/2007 3:37:46 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Just push the alt key and with the key down, hit 1, 6 & 7 in order on your numerical keypad.

Try ALT with other numerical combinations.


1,994 posted on 10/31/2007 3:39:57 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: KoRn

1,995 posted on 10/31/2007 3:42:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Ah, no worries.

Happens when yer waltzin’ along and somebody comes breezin’ through in a foxtrot.


1,996 posted on 10/31/2007 3:43:43 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

Fox trot?


1,997 posted on 10/31/2007 3:50:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

What?


1,998 posted on 10/31/2007 3:50:34 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: HKMk23

You dance?


1,999 posted on 10/31/2007 3:50:50 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

.


2,000 posted on 10/31/2007 3:51:03 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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