Navy nurse pulls rocket round out of Marine’s leg

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    [color=#3d3c3c]lt. cmdr. james gennari, a veteran navy trauma nurse, said he felt no fear as he tended a marine with a live mortar lodged in his leg during a daring rescue near a battlefield in afghanistan.

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    [color=#3d3c3c]the “shock trauma” platoon nurse said he made his peace a long time ago with the prospect of being blown to bits or, at the very least, of dying while on some far-flung deployment,

    [color=#3d3c3c]“it was the first time i ever took explosive ordnance out of a guy,” said gennari. “but it wasn’t because i’m brave. i made a decision that i was going to go over there and be with the guys. i knew that thing was either going to blow up or it wasn’t. that was up to god. what was up to me was getting him into the safest possible environment for removal.”

    full story:
    http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/119...rines-leg.html

    from everyone at allnurses.com - great job lt. cmdr. james gennari!
    Nurse Leigh, Do-over, VivaLasViejas, and 10 others like this.
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    What a hero!! Whatever he says. I can understand, to some extent however. I'm older than him & know I'm no longer immortal. Better to go helping someone who has their whole life in front of them!
    Still, that being so, I won't moan about work again, for a while anyway!!!!
    RHIA, RN, VivaLasViejas, brian, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from brian
    [color=#3d3c3c]lt. cmdr. james gennari, a veteran navy trauma nurse, said he felt no fear as he tended a marine with a live mortar lodged in his leg during a daring rescue near a battlefield in afghanistan.

    [color=#3d3c3c]

    [color=#3d3c3c]the “shock trauma” platoon nurse said he made his peace a long time ago with the prospect of being blown to bits or, at the very least, of dying while on some far-flung deployment,

    [color=#3d3c3c]“it was the first time i ever took explosive ordnance out of a guy,” said gennari. “but it wasn’t because i’m brave. i made a decision that i was going to go over there and be with the guys. i knew that thing was either going to blow up or it wasn’t. that was up to god. what was up to me was getting him into the safest possible environment for removal.”

    full story:
    http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/119...rines-leg.html

    from everyone at allnurses.com - great job lt. cmdr. james gennari!
    not brave my butt. this guy is the very definition of brave.
    RHIA, RN, anotherone, VivaLasViejas, and 2 others like this.
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    Great job Lt. Cmdr. James Gennari!
    I am a former U.S. Navy Corpsman and I appreciate the job that you and the rest of the Medical Health Professionals in uniform are doing for our brave men and women in uniform. Good luck and God speed!
    VivaLasViejas and lindarn like this.
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    Wow, that's awesome!
    lindarn likes this.
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    God bless him!
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    " I knew that thing was either going to blow up or it wasn’t. That was up to God. What was up to me was getting him into the safest possible environment for removal.”

    And exactly why Lt. Cmdr. James Gennari should stand as a spiritual and professional role model for all of us. The above 3 sentences are probably 3 of the most profound I've read in my life.

    Hooah!
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    that's what i call representation!!! i'm sure he doesn't think of himself as a hero, but in our eyes he's the epitome of nursing~
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    What an incredible story......Lt.Cmdr. Gennari is the perfect example of what a true American military man/woman really is. God bless him and the young man he saved from what could have been a horrific death.
    lindarn likes this.
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    This actually reminds of the Army Surgeon who recived the Medal of Honor a while back. While he was operating on wounded soldiers while defending his tent killing a numerous amount of enemies. Just shows another reason that nurses are dedicated to helping their patients no matter what.
    lindarn likes this.


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