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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So...You’re a leaves leaver....
Drunk and disorderly.
Yes. I’ve had a FRousy FReek, and I need some FRoral FRupport. I know of nowhere else to get it. So here I are.
Oh crappy day...
My daughter thinks if she has spinal surgery, she won’t come out of the anesthetic.
I want to buy a home, but folks keep laughing at me.
I’ve missed more appointments than I’ve kept, and all of them were “important.”
Outside of that, things are great.
Down to one machine running parts....the other two are broken awaiting the repair dude, who shows at his convenience.
My only running machine decided it would take the day off too. Seven hours later, I have it fixed and ready to go tomorrow morning. Of course, the migraine headache that started shortly after I found I had a problem hasn’t made fixin’ stuff any easier.
When Murphy bites, he really bites.
Prayers for your daughter (and you too!)
It’s a buyer’s market for houses...only problem is it may be an even better buyer’s market if you wait awhile...or not.
I get away with missing appointments until the wifey yells at me.
The weeks more than half over...something to be optimistic about.
I’ve been trying to have a migraine for three days, now.
I nearly creamed myself on the freeway yesterday.
My daughter is feeling very sorry for herself. I need some patience, and I need it ASAP!
Can I buy you a drink? Of something?
I wouldn’t wish a migraine on my worst enemy...
I took my meds as soon as my vision blurred...It seems to have done it’s job, only inasmuch as I didn’t get a full blown headache. The medicine also tends to make me sleepy, which is a problem since I HAD to get my machine back up and running. And NO coffee after 3pm....(new anti-insomnia policy for rottndog).
I still have to drive home. Just sitting here too exhausted to get cleaned up and out the door. Of course, I only have to drive .9 miles home.
Rum and Coke?
I’d join you two, but alcohol can make me really mean, so I’ll just have something else.
We have near-beer....
There is only one thing worse than a migraine: a toothache. Or maybe an earache.
Try decaf coffee. There is no difference in the taste, and that’s a promise! I prefer MJB or Yuban, but some are better than others.
I love coffee, but don’t like the “trembles.” So I drink the decaf. It’s the flavor...(if you fix it right!) Your coffee pot won’t know the difference!
You know I think I’ll give decaff a try.
I drink near beer...Old Milwaukee has a brand called “OM,” and it’s the smoothest non-alcoholic beer I’ve ever had.
If I want a “kick,” I drink wine. But no matter, I’m a happy drunk!