By JESSICA JORDAN
The Times
GAINESVILLE, GA

As Afghan forces were pelting the five humvees carrying American soldiers without mercy, then-Pvt. Channing Moss took aim and fired back with the machine gun fixed atop one of the tanks under fire.

The Gainesville native and his unit had been traveling along the Pakistan border in southeastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, in an attempt to cover a half-day’s journey on a mission to a remote Afghan village when they were ambushed by insurgents.

Moss saw a rocket propelled grenade fly in front of his face, and then he felt a force push him against the tank wall.

"I looked down and saw the tailfins of the rocket sticking out of my left pelvic bone," Moss told The Times on Thursday. He had been hit by an RPG that had not detonated upon contact. 

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Comments

  1. It’s so amazing what the human body is able to recover from! I hope the medic also fully recovered and, of course, telling them thanks for doing their jobs seems so inadequate. I wish them and their families the best!

  2. Thank you for posting , otherwise I would have not heard what had happened.
    Wounded Troop Supporters hear very little about the details of the injuries .
    What an amazing Team our Military were to get through the ordeal.
    Army Strong and Then Some for Sure!

  3. My sister told me she watche dthe 20/20 piece the other night. What an amazing young man, and the incredible dedication and spirit of every person who took care of him as well. From the first medic to the many doctors and nurses who have worked on him and with him ever since, he received wonderful care! Awesome 🙂

  4. It’s amazing what our bodies go through and survive. It’s amazing what happens over there that we never hear about. Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU and all the military for what you allow yourselves to go through on our behalf.

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