Seven Fatal Injuries That Were Survived

Cracked has the stories of seven horrific injuries that should have killed the victim, but they recovered anyway. Some you may never have heard before, like the story of Channing Moss, who served with the US military in Afghanistan and was shot in the side by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).
When the doctors at the field hospital found out he had a whole, working rocket inside him, there was the usual panic and screaming until someone finally calmed down enough to try and save his life. This was despite the fact that the army manual called for him to be dumped far away from everyone and treated last. Seriously, nothing makes you more unpopular to a group than having a live bomb inside you.

But the rocket was removed and doctors found it had somehow missed all of Moss' vital organs. Link -via Gorilla Mask

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They don't exactly have the facts straight about the Channing Moss incident. My brother, then SPC (now SGT) Collier, was one of the flight medics who picked Moss up--they knew he had an unexploded RPG, and they chose to transport him anyway. I point this out because everyone on that helicopter crew risked their own lives to save Moss' life. The silly tone of the Cracked article makes it sound as though they were fooled into taking Moss. This was not at all the case--they made a choice to save him in spite of the danger to themselves. And, I want to make sure my brother gets his props...

If you like, you can read a more accurate account on the ABC News (20/20) website: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Story?id=3603057&page=2

Thanks for listening to a very proud sister! :)
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