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May 30th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Live RPG In Marine's Leg

Brooke Baldwin talks to Lt. Commander James Gennari of the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps who stabilized a marine that had a rocket propelled grenade embedded in his leg. The heroic nurse administered pain medication to the injured soldier and comforted him as they prepared to medevac the marine to a hospital.

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  1. Vicki Anderton

    I think all people in our military are heroes, but I would like it noted that the EOD tech that actually pulled that RPG out of that soldier's hip was my son-in-law, Benjamin Summerfield. He is so very modest. He would never call himself a hero. In fact, when this story was made public last month he posted the following on Facebook. "Okay so Ive been out on mission for a few weeks. Some of you have apparently found me in the news. Jan 12th I pulled a PG7 out of a Marines leg and he is recovering well. The Army Pilots that flew him in got some heat for bringing ordnance on the bird, but they saved his life ignoring the directive given to them. The Nurse with me in the pics youve all seen is a Navy Nurse (LCDR Genarri – RN) that refused to leave and kept the Marine stable for me to work on. What you dont see in the Pictures is the rest of my team helping communicate with surgeons, and the 40 people or so behind a Hesco wall medical professionals etc. Navy, Marines, and Army There were a lot of Heroes that day." HE is MY hero.

    May 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  2. Paul Knight

    A similar incident happened in Khe Sanh, Vietnam in 1968, during the siege.

    In this case the Marine was taken to Charlie Med at the combat base. He had a live grenade embedded in his abdomen. I beive it was Dr. Feldman who removed the grenade, without incident. History repeating itself, again.

    I was with 3/26 KILO company on Hill 861 for the entire siege.

    Paul Knight

    June 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  3. Robert R. Holt

    Heros .. Men and Women who place their lives in Harms way to help another. I.m so proud of the Flight Crew and the EOD Tech. and of corse the Nurse who stood by his patient.... I don't know if they Qualify for the Silve Star .. but they should all be put in for the Soldiers Medal..... God bless you all . B58Bob.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  4. Daniel David

    Excellence in Nursing. Thanks for your service Lt. Commander James Gennari.

    June 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
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