Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Drip, drip, drip.
And the hits just keep on coming.
Byron York has a piece in todays National Review Online detailing a statement made by the attending physician for one of Lurch's three purple hearts received in combat during the Vietnam War. (By the way, did you know Lurch served in Vietnam?)
You can read the article, but I just thought I'd exerpt a few phrases here.
What I saw was a small piece of metal sticking very superficially in the skin of Kerry's arm. The metal fragment measured about 1 cm. in length and was about 2 or 3 mm in diameter. It certainly did not look like a round from a rifle.
I simply removed the piece of metal by lifting it out of the skin with forceps. I doubt that it penetrated more than 3 or 4 mm. It did not require probing to find it, did not require any anesthesia to remove it, and did not require any sutures to close the wound.
The wound was covered with a bandaid.
Now, I've never been in combat and don't plan to be, but I believe I was more seriously wounded doing yardwork over the weekend.