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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A little early for us, but Happy Thanksgiving to You fanfan!
Well, in parts of it, Vanilla edges out chocolate, which is mostly unknown.
Other areas have peculiar tastes, including a few globular clusters where sulphur is a necessary ingredient.
Incidentally, if you're planning to go out on a trading mission, you can't go wrong with honey and chocolate. Just don't let anyone know where it comes from.
That sounds like Japan.
Shannon has the food bowl staked out, hoping for thirds, and Wednesday has gone to a front window to curse the cockatiel in the garage across the street. Life in the suburbs ...
Happy Thanksgiving, Fan! Is DH cooking the turkey in the Egg?
The Egg? You betcha!
We’re doing it on Monday, as the son is at his girlfriends cottage until then.
He gets Turkey on Sunday and Monday!
THE YEAR 1907
The year is 1907, one hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1907:
The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years old.
Only 14 percent of the homes in the U. S. had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.
With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the union.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.
The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
a dentist made $2,500 per year, a veterinarian $1,500 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all U.S. Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn’t been admitted to the union yet.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn’t read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.”
There were about 230 reported Murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
I sent it to you and others all over the United States, possibly the world, in a matter of just seconds!
PASS THIS ALONG!
Just Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years! IT STAGGERS THE MIND !
That sounds so yummy! But then, I can eat turkey any time. I don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving. I love the stuff!
That has sure changed. I wonder what they considered poor?
I’m off for a bit.
See you later.
I was going to ask you it it was true! LOL!
That has sure changed. I wonder what they considered poor?" -- (Fanfan)
The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.Those cheapskate immigrants who were undercutting the wage rate by working for only fifteen cents an hour.
also, my gr-grandfather was a Deputy US Marshal for the Indian Territory (& then 1907- 1914 for the District Court of Eastern OK) for $ 1.oo a day + "necessary & needful expenses".
fwiw, his Oath of Office as a DUSM hangs in the old federal courthouse at Ft Smith, AR. (his name was William James "Little Thunder" Freeman,a full-blood Tsalagiyi, who had previously been a PVT in the First Mounted Cherokee Rifles & in the 4th MO Partisan Rangers, CSA.)
additionally, Little Thunder was the ferry operator for the Cowskin River, in the area which is now The Grand Lake of the Cherokees. (a very similar ferry is shown in operation in the movie, "The Outlaw Josey Wales". He died of "natural causes" 21JAN17, while operating the ferry.)
I’ve had that at Dairy Queen, it’s pretty good.
free dixie HUGS,sw
According to my grandmother and her siblings, they filled a washtub out in the yard a couple times a week, and everyone washed. Free showers and hairwashing if they got a hard rain!
Hi, General! I’d stop to chat, but I have to make a poster and take it to church.
free dixie HUGS,sw
The last poster you made took nearly twenty years.
Do we have the best damn Army in the world, or what?
I mean the whole military is great! This is becoming a outstanding generation fo young folk. Many stepping up to the plate.
God Bless em’ all, every one of them.
We have an army to be proud of out in the world, and anomie at home to bring us shame.
Main Entry: an·o·mie
Variant(s): also an·o·my /'a-n&-mE/
Etymology: French anomie, from Middle French, from Greek anomia lawlessness, from anomos lawless, from a- + nomos law, from nemein to distribute -- more at NIMBLE :
social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values;
also : personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes from a lack of purpose or ideals
Yes, of course. Due to the fact that I was alive in 1907.
Maybe we should ask Bob. He's older than dirt.
Oh, like my grandpa?
What did they think? That the streets were paved with gold?
The streets were paved with something back then, but I don’t think it smelled like gold.
I think they were just happy to have paved streets.
That's not the kind of paved I was refering to.
*sigh, still, no one can read my mind*
Did you know that in the 1900's the "futurists" of the time were seriously worried about how people in the cities would deal with all the horse s**t in the future?
What does it taste like?
I read your mind just fine.
Of course, nowadays, some of your streets are paved with ice!
That ought to bring in the tourists!
Remarkable Valor. If there is any hope for America, it will be in these kinds of men.
I’ve forgotten, since I haven’t had it in a while.
What am I thinking?
It was good, but I don’t remember what it tastes like?
Then it tastes exactly as I would imagine. Sounds glorious.
I’ll have to try some when I see it.
Sorry for asking.
My mind flies around so fast, I can’t even catch a glimpse of it.
Probably best that I wasn't paying too much attention, then.
I tend to smack at things that buzz around my head.
So THATS why I wake up bruised.
I thought it was the aliens.
Nah. If it were aliens, your brain would have been replaced with mint jelly.
On the egg.
Hmm I wonder if my great granddad was considered such in the early '30s. Of course, he was running from Elliot Ness, so probably didn't stop to worry about it.
I suspect I had relatives on both sides of the border AND the law!
My Dad was in the first Gulf War when I was very very young and I was sure he was just gonna die over there. He's retired now.
LOL! Only takes nine months to make them, but they can't post right away!
My oldest daughter was born just after the first Gulf War ended. All the medical staff had gone to Europe to set up for the expected scads of scads of casualties, and we thought there’d be nobody but the oral surgeon to deliver our babies!
Yeah... and like only a handful total died. More people die in the ERs around the country than die in the Iraq war each day.