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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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To: sionnsar

Now THAT is scary!

Happy Halloween!


2,021 posted on 10/31/2007 4:32:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: sionnsar

He’s killed 100’s of threads because he can’t spell, and his grammar is worse than mine.


2,022 posted on 10/31/2007 4:36:08 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

I usually have the TV on low during the day, for “company.” I seldom watch it at night, especially since MNF went to ESPN.

And there aren’t an awful lot of shows that are worth watching at night. To me, anyway. But then, I’m kinda wierd. The only two sit-coms I’ve ever watched were M*A*S*H and Home Improvement. And neither of them while they were in prime time.

There used to be a show called Dance Fever, with Denny Terrio, that I really liked, and I watched the first season of Dancing With The Stars, but I just can’t do it, now. It takes too much out of me. (I was a dancing fool before I got ill...)


2,023 posted on 10/31/2007 4:37:12 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: fanfan; Monkey Face
LOL, yup!

The move was delayed a bit because the van got lost. But it's nearly here now.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

2,024 posted on 10/31/2007 4:40:14 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
(I was a dancing fool before I got ill...)

(I know what you mean Face, me too.) I watch it, and I want to do it, but I'm having a great day if my knees work, so who am I kidding?

2,025 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:01 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: All
MOVE IMPENDING
All Hands Stand By!


2,026 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:02 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

I’ve been turning ESPN off lately, because they are getting a little too PC. I watch news and the occasional show or two, that’s about it.


2,027 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: Monkey Face

That is entirely possible...

Elephants have theirs up front but I don’t think any other 4 footers do.


2,028 posted on 10/31/2007 4:43:14 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: All

A little recalibration...


2,029 posted on 10/31/2007 4:43:16 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: HKMk23

You are rarer than pearls.


2,030 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face; KoRn; GrammaBear; Eaker; Lady Jag; rottndog; Peanut Gallery; Professional Engineer; ...
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This is the END of the
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Join us at
Spawn of the Undead Thread: The November Chronicles redux

2,031 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:17 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: sionnsar
All hands on deck, Sir!


2,032 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:34 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: Monkey Face

Sorry you haven’t been feeling well.. Hug.


2,033 posted on 10/31/2007 4:49:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: fanfan

I’m in....


2,034 posted on 10/31/2007 4:50:53 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face

I used to go just about every weekend, when I lived up in Idaho; danced alotta 80’s pop. Went back up there a few years after I’d gone back to L.A. and the club was still there, but they’d changed over to a stinkin’ rap format.

We pulled up looking to ahve a great time, and there’s all these wannabe “homies” hangin’ off the front steps trying to cop a big city ‘tude, and looking like complete idiots, IMO. Just imagine some kid fresh outta the sticks; biggest town he’s ever been to is Boise, and here he is trying to act like the next inductee into the Cryps.


2,035 posted on 10/31/2007 4:54:02 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: fanfan

Haven’t seen that one, no.


2,036 posted on 10/31/2007 5:11:19 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: HKMk23; Monkey Face; All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHB0_Ge2Rms

Strictly Come Dancing - Kelly and Brendan's American Smooth

Good night everyone.

:-)

2,037 posted on 10/31/2007 5:20:44 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: TASMANIANRED

Thanks! (It comes with the territory!)


2,038 posted on 10/31/2007 5:21:08 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
I’m more confused than ever.

Did you do the things I told you to do?

2,039 posted on 10/31/2007 5:30:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: fanfan

Thanks for that YouTube link.

A smashing number, that. Simply smashing.

I hope, one day, to dance somewere remotely approaching that well.


2,040 posted on 10/31/2007 5:38:06 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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