Amazing acts of heroism

This came from Allan Zullo, an author, who is writing a book on war
heroes.It is an
extraordinary and true story.

Hello:

As you
might know, I'm working on the book WAR HEROES: Voices from
Afghanistan.  One of the stories
is about PVT 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 seven-minute 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.  I've interviewed several of the
people involved. Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well
at home in
Gainesville, GA.  To me, this is one
of the most amazing stories I've ever worked on.  I think
you'll find the video pretty
remarkable.

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