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September 22, 2007

I'm left speechless and in awe

The incredible saga of Specialist Channing Moss and how he came to remain among the living is one you won't soon forget. "Protocol" would have had him being left for dead.

Spc. Channing Moss should be dead by all accounts. And those who saved his life did so knowing they might have died with him...

...Protocol, as far as Oh [the surgeon] knew, dictated that someone in Moss’s condition be placed in a sandbagged bunker and listed as “expectant,” which means he would be expected to die because nothing could be done for him.

But Oh believed something could be done for the wounded soldier before him.

He “was still talking to me,” Oh recalled. He choked back tears as he explained: “When he comes in like that, there’s no way you can give up at that point.”

After the EOD team arrived, Oh warned the volunteers one last time that the surgery could cost everyone their lives.

The operating room crew prepped Moss for surgery...

H/T Duane


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