Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our BEST-Military Doctor-Pilots-Boots on the Ground-Act Against Regs-Saved One of their Own-

This is what they are all about..

The story is about Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army protocol says that medivac 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.
From Military Times
Do you see why I love these BEST!!

11 comments:

The_Kid said...

That's a heck of a story.

WomanHonorThyself said...

wow so inspirational girl..thanks!!!

christian soldier said...

TK-WHT-aren't these guys the greatest!!!? I'm glad that you both enjoyed it...

The_Kid said...

Yes, Our daughter is Navy. Petty Officer 1st Class, Independent Corpsman. Been to Iraq twice as volunteer in a MASH, Works mainly in the hospitals in Norfolk, VA these days.
A friend is Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC), which is a Corpsman for Marine Recon-marine Special Ops.

I'm just in awe of what they do.

christian soldier said...

TK-thank you for your candor...
Tell you daughter -thank you for her service--and your Marine friend-thank you -as well--
My nephew is headed for his third tour-this time to Afghanistan...

KG said...

Beautiful! Thanks for that. :)
You just made my day.

christian soldier said...

KG- it made my day too!!
Thanks for honoring these brave ones...

MK said...

I can understand the protocol, but thank heavens they did what they did and he lived.

After all it's not the protocol that wins wars, it's the bond between warriors that some of us cannot understand.

christian soldier said...

MK-you are so right!!--when it comes down to it--it is watching the back of your fellow warrior...

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christian soldier said...

John -I'll be over!-thank you for placing my site upon you roll...