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People around the world who wonder just how it is that America got to be and remains the greatest nation in the world, need only to watch this video link. It is about 6 minutes long but worth it.

 

This story is about Channing Moss, a soldier who, in 2006, was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan. Army protocol says that medivac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in them. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station. Again, protocol said 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 possibly die) until others are treated.

 

Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. The short video was 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 ordinance disposal) team.

 

Channing Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA.

 

I think you'll find the video remarkable.

 

This is another example of American bravery, empathy and respect for life.

 

http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/?bcrefid=808163493#/Live+RPG+removed+from+soldier/51745112001

 

Jim

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People around the world who wonder just how it is that America got to be and remains the greatest nation in the world, need only to watch this video link. It is about 6 minutes long but worth it.

 

This story is about Channing Moss, a soldier who, in 2006, was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan. Army protocol says that medivac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in them. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station. Again, protocol said 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 possibly die) until others are treated.

 

Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. The short video was 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 ordinance disposal) team.

 

Channing Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA.

 

I think you'll find the video remarkable.

 

This is another example of American bravery, empathy and respect for life.

 

http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/?bcrefid=808163493#/Live+RPG+removed+from+soldier/51745112001

 

Jim

 

 

Great video!!! and sometimes rule don't apply as they say if you :salute: go we all go !!!

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