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US Medical Staff Remove Unexploded Ordnance From Scalp of ANA Soldier

This Computerized Axial Tomography Scan shows the placement of a 14.5 millimeter high explosive incendiary round which was removed from the scalp of an Afghan national army soldier at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- March 18th, 2010, became an anything but normal day for the trauma team at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital here when they were called upon to remove unexploded ordnance from a patient's scalp.

The patient, an Afghan national army soldier, was involved in an improvised explosive device attack and had a 14.5 millimeter high explosive incendiary round with approximately 5 grams of explosive lodged in his scalp.

"We were informed a few hours ahead of time from the forward operating base at Salerno that we had some patients coming in who were victims of an IED blast," said Maj. J

Added: Apr-7-2010 Occurred On: Mar-18-2010
By: bravo61
Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Afghanistan, ANA, US Army, Medical, UXO, Bagram, IED
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