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AP: The private worry of US Marines in Afghanistan

September 22, 2011

FORWARD OPERATING BASE JACKSON, Afghanistan (AP) — It is a conversation, the military surgeon says, that every US Marine has with his corpsman, the buddy who is first to treat him if he is wounded by an insurgent’s bomb.

The Marine says, “‘If I lose my manhood, then I don’t want to live through it,'” according to Navy Lt Richard Whitehead, surgeon for 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, which is fighting in one of the most treacherous combat areas of Afghanistan.

“They ask us not to save them if their ‘junk’ gets blown off,” said Whitehead, using a slang term for genitals.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 22, 2011 19:22

    genital are the organs of reproduction and those who permit heros, but a man is a man even if, for an explotion or other war’s causes, loss them.
    I understand Your sentiments and Your interior sensations, but I pray You to consider that a man is more than an organ and, even if important, an organ is not a man.
    This appeal born by sentiments of a man that has more health’s problems and have lost, chirurgically,more organs:
    Be not afraid ,have the certainity You are and will ever men even on case of loss of genital.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. Priscilla Dicketts permalink
    September 23, 2011 06:28

    How sad to think that balls are the beginning and the end. grow up.

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