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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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: RachelFaith

The Gulf War was amazing for the lack of casualties. At the time, I worked for a life insurance that insures mostly military people, and the investors were in a panic at the projections of thousands of our military people dying.

We lost SIX insureds. Four were combat casualties (a couple in that missile attack on the barracks in Saudi Arabia), including a car accident and a heart attack.


551 posted on 10/06/2007 6:26:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance.")
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face; rottndog; NicknamedBob; sionnsar

I saw the COOLEST book, today:

http://www.godine.com/isbn.asp?isbn=0879234490

Written by Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts, you’d best grab ‘em up before the government finds out they’re in print, again. There’s stuff contained in these 468 pages that might help a boy learn to live independently from his government.


552 posted on 10/06/2007 6:30:05 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

Looks great, good price. I’ll order it for Der Prinz and the extremely numerous Scouts.

Must go, the kitties are bickering again.


553 posted on 10/06/2007 6:32:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick
Our eldest is 12 so we're looking ahead and planning our strategy for H.S. & college. We went to hear Carole Joy Seid speak on that topic, today, and she had that book, and its two companion volumes at her book tables.
554 posted on 10/06/2007 7:58:42 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: Monkey Face

Several yeasrs ago, my dad and his wife attended a wedding in Chicago. Most of the guests were connected to FBI in some manner. He told me afterward, how comical it seemed. He kept wondering if their grandad’s chased his. {My ggd was living in Chicago when his brush with infamy began}


555 posted on 10/06/2007 8:03:01 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (I, Duncan Lee Hunter, do solemnly swear...)
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To: Tax-chick; RachelFaith
The Gulf War was amazing for the lack of casualties.

My kid sister and I were both active duty during the Gulf War. My uncle, a Navy vet from the early 60s, told me he was stunned at the low casualties. He said they "were likely to have more killed during peacetime exercises in his time than the whole war did." He may have exaggerated this a bit, but it's still significant.

556 posted on 10/06/2007 8:08:24 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (I, Duncan Lee Hunter, do solemnly swear...)
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To: Monkey Face

Amazing!


557 posted on 10/06/2007 10:08:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Professional Engineer; RachelFaith

Probably a little exaggerated, but if one troop transport of the 60’s era crashed, that’s a lot of casualties. Even today, collisions seem to kill as many troops as enemy action, which shouldn’t surprise us, considering how many people die in traffic accidents in civilian life!


558 posted on 10/07/2007 4:53:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: NicknamedBob

chuckle.


559 posted on 10/07/2007 7:29:15 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: All

Morning (or guten abend), all.

Got into Germany just fine, got to hotel thanks to TomTom Go (it looked like simple navigation but wasn´t), and am about to go get dinner whether or not colleagues show up. Hotel was really quiet until a few minutes ago then a ton of younger folks with huge suitcases started showing up. Not sure what´s up — maybe something at the conference center(s) across the highway?

Internet from the room is really expensive here, so I probably won´t be on much. (It´s free but limited in the business center.)

So, Happy Thanksgiving, fanfan! (My poor Canadian colleague is enroute by now; I lost the weekend, he lost the holiday.)

And later, all!


560 posted on 10/07/2007 9:55:02 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Nightshift

ping...
have to go to article link...it’s a few pages


561 posted on 10/07/2007 10:22:18 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: sionnsar

‘N’abend, meine Herr.

Schlafen zie gut!


562 posted on 10/07/2007 10:59:16 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.)
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To: tutstar
Thinking about your tagline ...

tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)

I'm considering using this one ...

NicknamedBob (World ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)

Problem is, some folks would think I was serious.

563 posted on 10/07/2007 11:15:35 AM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Aw, come on Bob....You’d get off the planet if you had a chance...

I would, as long as I had the option of coming back.


564 posted on 10/07/2007 12:35:14 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: sionnsar

I’ll raise a full stein along with you...

Have fun!


565 posted on 10/07/2007 12:36:14 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: Monkey Face
No spreche Deutch...

};oþ
566 posted on 10/07/2007 12:37:27 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog
"Aw, come on Bob....You’d get off the planet if you had a chance."

You don't understand. It's helping others on or off that is the real opportunity.

567 posted on 10/07/2007 12:46:48 PM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: NicknamedBob
You don't understand. It's helping others on or off that is the real opportunity.

Helping or herding...
568 posted on 10/07/2007 1:08:51 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

Ever hear of a “Buffalo Jump”?


569 posted on 10/07/2007 1:46:42 PM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: Monkey Face
And skin make-up was made with arsenic. It gave you a lovely clear complexion.... until you fell over dead.
570 posted on 10/07/2007 3:22:36 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: NicknamedBob
Ever hear of a “Buffalo Jump”?

Vaguely familiar....something to do with Buffalo Gal?
571 posted on 10/07/2007 3:42:54 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

LOL!

I just read a book that was set in 1870’s London, and the main character was self-medicating with arsenic drops.

YOIKS!


572 posted on 10/07/2007 4:05:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.)
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To: rottndog

Wie getz?

*HUG*


573 posted on 10/07/2007 4:08:14 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.)
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To: Monkey Face

nien, no getz.

*HUG*

*bummed—the Angels totally choked to Boston*


574 posted on 10/07/2007 4:15:30 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

Awww...I’m sorry....

I haven’t watched sports since MNF went to ESPN. Ruined MY life...:o([


575 posted on 10/07/2007 4:35:07 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.)
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To: Monkey Face

I don’t get cable...just listen on the radio. Aah, whatever....disappointed but not surprised. At least now the next month of my life won’t be taken up with the baseball playoffs.

There’s always next year....


576 posted on 10/07/2007 4:46:24 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

I suspect I’d listen to the stereo if I was 1) younger and/or, b) married. Sometimes, I just have the TV on loud enough to where I don’t feel alone.

When I was younger, I preferred music, and the TV was seldom on during the day. Times changed, and so did I.

I’m trying to decide if that’s a good thing....


577 posted on 10/07/2007 4:50:06 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.)
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To: Monkey Face

Welp, I need to head for bed. I’m still not feeling all that great, so I want to try and get a good night’s rest. *snort* (Haven’t seen one of those in a long time.)


578 posted on 10/07/2007 4:53:11 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for halloween, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

I could listen to the radio all day long...it’s one of those things where I can actually do something productive and still be entertained.

I’ve been listening to games as long as I can remember. I would much rather listen than watch, as long as the broadcasters are good (and the Angel’s announcers are great).


579 posted on 10/07/2007 4:54:07 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

Good Night ‘Face!


580 posted on 10/07/2007 4:54:31 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

Good evening! The catz are fighting over the food bowl again. They were allies until I put the food in, both following me around calling me a cat-starving liberal lawyer. But as soon as the nibble hit the bowl, it was every kitty for herself.

Shannon was faster, so Wednesday had to wait. Major complaints!


581 posted on 10/07/2007 5:53:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

Poor Wednesday....

I always have the food out in separate bowls in separate parts of the patio before I let the dogz in. Candy, the elder, always gets to the door first and gets first choice. Sometimes she hits the door and goes left, sometimes she goes to the right. I don’t know how she makes her choice. Sugar, the youte, is just happy to get inside.


582 posted on 10/07/2007 6:51:06 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: Tax-chick

Suggestion:

Two bowls.


583 posted on 10/07/2007 6:51:54 PM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: NicknamedBob; rottndog

We’re considering that, but Wednesday has a weight problem, and we’re concerned that she’d end up with more food than is good for her.

Maybe feeding Shannon extra while Wedneday is hiding under a bed will be the answer.


584 posted on 10/07/2007 6:56:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

well, last post. catz ate it all. rottweilers are barking.

sigh all around.


585 posted on 10/07/2007 7:28:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1907951/posts

And epople are upset that I don’t think Kid Rock is a true American hero. (Don’t get too close, dear, he’s got Germs!) Egad! I though conservatives were supposed to have some relationship, however distant, to reasonability!

Is there a nice Spanish-speaking country that doesn’t have a murderous dictatorship or whopper cockroaches?


586 posted on 10/07/2007 7:35:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

Do you feed dry or wet food?


587 posted on 10/07/2007 7:46:21 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog

Dry food. From the health food store, first ingredient is chicken.

They both just turned up griping around my ankles. I guess I need to give them a little more food, or we’ll be dragged out of bed at 3 a.m.!


588 posted on 10/07/2007 7:49:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

Hungry pets make great alarms....like clock work my dogz start bouncing off the bed around 6am if we aren’t already up. Kind of a pain on sleep in days.

I guess with a growing kitty, you need to feed more than a full grown cat. I have measuring cups just for feeding so I know exactly how much food I’m giving them. Both dogz have bad knees, so I can’t exercise them much....we have to be careful not to overfeed them and let their weight get up—it makes their knee problems worse.


589 posted on 10/07/2007 7:54:23 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: Tax-chick
"Is there a nice Spanish-speaking country that doesn’t have a murderous dictatorship or whopper cockroaches?"

*NnB scratches head*

Um, Spain?

590 posted on 10/07/2007 8:31:50 PM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick

What....no cockroaches in Spain?

Good Night!


591 posted on 10/07/2007 11:20:05 PM PDT by rottndog (This Tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: rottndog; NicknamedBob

Good morning, gents. Spain has some good points, but it’s in Yurp, you know.

Catz are frolicking this morning. They turned up around 6:00, and I heard them arguing over who was going to wake us up to fill their bowl.


592 posted on 10/08/2007 3:51:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick
"Spain has some good points, but it’s in Yurp, you know."

Well, you asked. Not to belabor the point, but most Spanish-speaking countries are on at least another continent.

Did you expect to drive to your preferential location?

593 posted on 10/08/2007 5:09:09 AM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Another good idea bites the dust ...

Supposed to be in the 90’s here today. I need to run before it gets too hot!


594 posted on 10/08/2007 5:12:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

I need to run, too, but actually I’ll walk.

Out to the car ...


595 posted on 10/08/2007 5:17:25 AM PDT by NicknamedBob ("The enemy of my enemy is an anemone." -- Nemo, and Nemo's father.)
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To: Tax-chick

Morning!

Catz got you down? I enjoy hearing about them. It’s always interesting to introduce a new cat to the Queen... ;o]


596 posted on 10/08/2007 6:27:48 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for halloween, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

The catz are fine today. Wednesday is moving around more, since Shannon finds her and pokes her :-).

It was too hot to run, but I did anyway. Now I really need a shower.


597 posted on 10/08/2007 7:00:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

Folks here run in the heat of summer, but it’s not humid here at all, so most of them get away with it.

Newcomers take a while to adjust, though. The sun and wind can suck the moisture right out of your body without you even knowing it.


598 posted on 10/08/2007 7:06:23 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for halloween, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

My husband said they had to shut down the Chicago Marathon yesterday, because it was too hot. The winners were already done, but lots of people weren’t allowed to finish. I hope they gave them their money back!


599 posted on 10/08/2007 7:09:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: Tax-chick

One runner died.


600 posted on 10/08/2007 7:10:31 AM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for halloween, so practice safe hex.)
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