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Old 06-11-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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The soldier, Leandro Jose Luna, was patrolling in Arauca, when his colleague accidentally fired a grenade launcher and the projectile lodged itself in Luna's head.
Taking him by helicopter was too dangerous, so an ambulance transported the soldier to the capital Bogota, a journey of eight hours.
Doctors in the capital built an improvised operation theater in a car park, because of danger of the grenade exploding. But they managed to remove the weapon.
"Five minutes were decisive," the soldier's surgeon William Sanchez Maldonaldo told reporters. "If the grenade had exploded, there would have been a tragedy."
Meanwhile, the soldier's condition was described as stable, but doctors said he would need several rounds of surgery to get his face back to normal shape.
A grenade is defined as a small missile that contains an explosive or a chemical agent (tear gas, a flame or smoke producer). It can be thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or a launcher.





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If you want to see the video of them removing it:

Medical team removes LIVE GRENADE from a soldiers face | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Hey, I saw this episode of M*A*S*H!

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The crew at 4077 is so bored, Frank and Trapper play cards together, as Hawkeye writes his dad. A patient, Conway, who is also an ignorant bigot, wants "the right color" of blood used in his transfusion. A soldier comes into OR with a live grenade that was shot into his body; both patient and doctor survive. Margaret may be a royal pain, but she is always there to assist in the tough cases. At Happy Hour, Henry tells Father Mulcahy how he came to be drafted. The drunken duo decide to add some "color" to Conway's recovery. In Henry's office, Radar screens Blake home movies for Henry, Trapper and Hawkeye. Father Mulcahy boxes a few rounds as Hotlips and Frank practice some strange mating rituals. The 4077 monthly officers' meetings are an ongoing disaster, until they officially end the war. Conway gets a lesson about Dr. Charles Drew and he leaves the 4077 with a lot to think about.
"M*A*S*H" Dear Dad... Three (TV Episode 1973) - IMDb
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:36 PM
 
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I dont think I have ever seen that episode!! (I love Mash)


This guy quite lucky!!
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:18 AM
 
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Finger off the trigger counts on rpg's too.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:50 AM
 
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Brave doctors!
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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Those things don't arm (for a reason) until they do so many revolutions on their flight path to prevent guys from blowing up themselves and others.

While it was "live" it wasn't like it was misfired or unexploded ordinance which could actually go off at a moments notice.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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I hate it when that happens.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:45 PM
 
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Damn that's crazy. It's a good thing it didn't end with a bang.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:42 AM
 
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Gives new meaning to an explosive personality
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Gives new meaning to an explosive personality
If I was that surgeon , I would be in a bomb suit and you would need to pay me double
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