Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Medical Miracle And A Story Of Courage

Army Private Channing Moss was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo, Courtesy Channing Moss)

Unexploded Bomb in Soldier's Body: Could Docs Save Him? -- ABC News

Thursday, March 16, 2006, was a beautiful sunny day in Paktika Province, eastern Afghanistan. It borders a lawless region of Pakistan that is home to some al Qaeda and Taliban forces. Snow in the mountain passes along the border had melted giving them access again to Afghanistan where they came looking for American soldiers. They soon found them.

At dawn, the 10th Mountain Division's Alpha Company headed out on a mission. Lt. Billy Mariani, the unit commander, noticed something about his troops.

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My Comment: Soldiers helping their fellow soldier under the most extreme situations.... this is what makes the U.S. military incredibly unique in today's world. A true Band of Brothers story.

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