Tuesday, August 3, 2010

American Patriot/Hero of the Week

This week I want to honor the many people who saved the life of Specialist Channing Moss who was shot with a rocket propelled grenade that lodged in his abdomen without detonating. These men disregarded the rules that would have consigned one of our brave soldiers to death and the risk to their own lives. Brave men one and all. If anyone has a list of these men and women, please send it to me so I can fill in the list below,as I could only found the name of a doctor and Moss' Sergeant. Tip O' the Hat to Christian Soldier at Carol's Blog.

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!!

Major John Oh (Surgeon)
Staff Sergeant Eric Wynn
Medic (Name Unknown)
Surgical Team (Names Unknown)
EOD Technichian (Name Unknown)
MedEvac Crew & Pilots (Names Unknown)
Walter Reed Medical Center Staff (Names Unknown)

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