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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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To: Lady Jag

Looks like the 3 PoochSkeeters.

The outfits fit their personality.


2,001 posted on 10/31/2007 3:51:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Do you have to do a sequence...167,168,169...


2,002 posted on 10/31/2007 3:52:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: HKMk23

It was more like a tango..


2,003 posted on 10/31/2007 3:53:43 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face
Happy Halloween..Missy


2,004 posted on 10/31/2007 3:54:45 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Jane Russell?


2,005 posted on 10/31/2007 3:55:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Do you have to do a sequence...167,168,169...

To do my tag or just to do ALT characters?

You can do ALT+1 and get a character - (font size 5)

2,006 posted on 10/31/2007 3:57:28 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

If you want to use my sig or something like it, just copy it.

Highlight it and then CTRL+C.

Paste it, CTRL+V, somewhere to save it.


2,007 posted on 10/31/2007 3:59:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED



How DARE you talk
to my friends like that?


2,008 posted on 10/31/2007 4:03:36 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks! I needed that!

*HUG*


2,009 posted on 10/31/2007 4:09:15 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Lady Jag

You’ve posted some really cute stuff today!!


2,010 posted on 10/31/2007 4:10:04 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Lady Jag

I’m more confused than ever.


2,011 posted on 10/31/2007 4:11:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Rhona Barkette.


2,012 posted on 10/31/2007 4:13:21 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face

Whom ever designed the costume doesn't know udders.

2,013 posted on 10/31/2007 4:15:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Either that, or his mind was on the chick in the next cubicle....


2,014 posted on 10/31/2007 4:18:00 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

I dance.


2,015 posted on 10/31/2007 4:21:10 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

Ay-yi-YI!

*swoon*

Your wife is such a lucky gal!


2,016 posted on 10/31/2007 4:22:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face; HKMk23

I am falling for Strictly Come Dancing.

Have you seen it on Youtube?


2,017 posted on 10/31/2007 4:26:32 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

No... I’ve been feeling too puny the little little while to watch anything that requires a brain to find. Some days, I can’t even turn the TV on right. *sigh*


2,018 posted on 10/31/2007 4:28:09 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

2,019 posted on 10/31/2007 4:30:26 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Monkey Face

Not turning on the TV is a good thing most nights.
:-)

I just love watching the dancing.


2,020 posted on 10/31/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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