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2018-10-24 Afghanistan
NATO soldiers suffer casualties in apparent insider attack in West of Afghanistan
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Posted by Fred 2018-10-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top
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#1 Traumatic amputation is not life-threatening if treated quickly enough. Ending up with an ostomy bag isn't life threatening. Nor is being blind.
So the comfort level isn't what the PIO might be thinking it is.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2018-10-24 00:15||   2018-10-24 00:15|| Front Page Top

#2 This sort of shit scares the crap out of me. My son is a Captain in the Air Force who just started a 6 month deployment in Afghanistan, at a NATO base.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2018-10-24 13:20||   2018-10-24 13:20|| Front Page Top

#3 My best to your son and thank him for his service. My prayers are for his safety as well
Frank
Posted by Frank G 2018-10-24 14:56||   2018-10-24 14:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Captain? My congratulations and thanks to him, Rambler. And lots of prayers, because those Afghans seem to live on a hair trigger away from exploding on those around them.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-10-24 16:45||   2018-10-24 16:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Thanks, Frank and tw. My wife and I are driving down to visit his wife and two kids for Halloween to cheer them up.

Also, he is up for Major in January, and his name is Tom. So we have David Bowie's Space Oddity already queued up (Ground control to Major Tom ...)
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2018-10-24 18:00||   2018-10-24 18:00|| Front Page Top

#6 Crisp salute and hat tip to Captain Tom. He'll no doubt be picked up for Major. Hope he stays on to retirement.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-10-24 18:25||   2018-10-24 18:25|| Front Page Top

#7 Besoeker, that's his plan.

He did get commissioned relatively late in life (age 31). He spent 4 years in the Marine Corps, got out in 2000, got married, after a few years went back to school and got his commission through AF ROTC.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2018-10-24 21:01||   2018-10-24 21:01|| Front Page Top

#8 Smart young man. He'll have no regrets when he's our age and looks back.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-10-24 22:31||   2018-10-24 22:31|| Front Page Top

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