This happens morethan you think.. Crazy, I know right but it does. During one of my deployments, a Marine took an RPG through his side and the medivac bird courageously took the warrior to get it removed. A hairy ride to say the least. The surgeon cleared everyone out of the operating room that didn't need to be there and successfully removed it, saving the warrior. Hats off to our medical crews out there and to your brave warriors. Time for a C-Gar.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Winder Perez was fighting in Afghanistan in January 2012 when he was shot with a rocket-propelled grenade that pierced his leg and remained stuck there without detonating.
A medical evacuation crew ignored regulations against moving unexploded ordnance, picked him up, and flew him to medical care where an explosives technician removed the RPG so a Navy medical officer could operate on him. Read full story here