Soldier hit with RPG survives. Amazing Story!

For all of those that think the world is going to hell in a hand basket and that heroes are the stuff of myth and fairy tales here is a story that proves otherwise. This is the stuff of legend and it does me incalculable good to see something so inspirational in a time when it seems true heroes are in short supply.

This is the story of 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.

Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA. This is one of the most amazing stories ever. I think you'll find the video pretty remarkable. (warning the video is at times graphic as it has live footage and stills from the actual surgery that saved Pvt. Moss' life.

When you are sitting around complaining about all the things that are wrong with this country (and there are many, but they are minor when compared to her strengths) take some time to remember what made this country great. Remember the men and women who risk their lives every day to ensure our freedom; remember the brave doctors and nurses who risk their lives to save our brave soldiers; most of all remember that there are heroes among us all we have to do is look.

Here is the video:

Military Times

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