February 03, 2011

Incredible Video

Tony sent me this e-mail.

" Read before clicking on link below: The story is about Channing Moss,
who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol.
Army protocol says 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, 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 die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team
ignored the protocol.

Here's a short 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
ordinance disposal) team. Moss has undergone six operations but is doing
well at home in Gainesville , GA. I think you'll find the video
absolutely remarkable.

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

Posted by denny at February 3, 2011 04:08 PM  
Comments

Awesome! Just awesome!

Posted by: CharlieDelta on February 3, 2011 04:54 PM

Once again we see the heroism and plain common sense of the guys and gals on the pointy end of the stick as opposed to the brains in the rear.

REMF's

Posted by: kdzu on February 3, 2011 05:44 PM

Owing to the bassackward nature of so many things nowadays, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if EVERYONE involved is brought up on courts-martial for disregarding orders...I'd about guarantee its been discussed...

Posted by: Sandy G. on February 3, 2011 06:21 PM

The people in that video weren't the only ones who teared up. God Bless Them All.

Posted by: CenTexTim on February 3, 2011 07:10 PM

Holy shit! This is why my wife and I send care packages to the Joes and Janes overseas whenever we can. 50 of them going out for valentines day. God Bless America and Heroes like these folks in this video.

Posted by: John on February 4, 2011 12:33 AM

I'm an Australian who has always admired the best of America and this is surely one of your countrymens finest moments. The true face of heroism is very ordinary; it passes us in the street daily and only comes out when tested. Congratulations and heartfelt "well done boys" to all involved.

Posted by: Blue Heeler on February 4, 2011 04:37 AM

That was awesome. What a story to tell your grandchildren.

Posted by: kerrcarto on February 4, 2011 12:01 PM

All I can say is... WOW!

Posted by: MC on February 4, 2011 12:12 PM

I'm crying...Extraordinary people! That's why I still believe in our humanity.

Posted by: Claudia on February 4, 2011 12:40 PM

Wow.

Posted by: Borepatch on February 4, 2011 07:11 PM
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