Subject: US Soldier Impaled by a Live RPG Round

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Subject: Impaled by a Live RPG Round



The story is about PVT Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG (rocket propelled grenade) during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army regulations say that MEDEVAC choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station.



Again, regulations say that in such a case the patient is to be put in a sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol.





Here's a seven-minute video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point , removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team.





Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA. This is one of the most amazing stories. I think you'll find the video pretty remarkable.



http://www.military times.com/ multimedia/ video/rpg_ surgery/





(Credit: Cut and paste, link, from the Military times.-- Snake)
Snakedoctor59
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Good thing he lived!



That's awesome how we have people that are just like, "SCREW THE PROTOCOL!" Very very brave of the pilots, the doctor, and the EOD Team..
E5SGT_McDaniel
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E5SGT.McDaniel wrote:

 

Good thing he lived!



That's awesome how we have people that are just like, "SCREW THE PROTOCOL!" Very very brave of the pilots, the doctor, and the EOD Team..





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MSGT_Ben1413
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Holy crap. That's...wow.
Byzantine_Bomb
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Reminds me of the film Black Hawk Down
rawr-XD
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I read that story in the Army Times a while back. They had some pretty gruesome pics in the paper. Pretty cool story though.
PR0UD_INFIDEL
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Byzantine Bomb wrote:

 

Holy crap. That's...wow.


Sfc__Speddy
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Was it friendly fire?
BumFluffUnite
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BumFluffUnite wrote:

 

Was it friendly fire?



RPG.

US marines dont carry RPG's, they carry the AT4.

And it was mentioned as an ambush, so no.
daHawk1
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BumFluffUnite wrote:

 

Was it friendly fire?



No genius. U.S. Forces don't carry the RPG-7. Neither do the Iraqi Army or Iraqi Police units that U.S. and Coalition forces generally train.
PR0UD_INFIDEL
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