From the Soldier side: So if you all remember a few weeks ago I was talking about the Marine who now lives next to my older son. This Marine was wounded and his only regret is that he couldn't stay in the Marines due to his injuries.
This was one of his stories.
"While at (some shit hole in Iraq) his unit came under fire. One of the Marines was hit by some shrapnel in the "buttocks". This may sound funny, but it can hurt alot and lead to some bad infections.
The Navy Corpsmen had the wounded Marine remove his helmet, body armor and pants so he could treat the wounds, check for other injuries and run an IV. They moved the injured Marine to a sort of safer spot, leaving his stuff where he was injured.
The little terrorist assholes started firing on the unit again, and the wounded Marine was asking for somebody to recover his helmet, body armor and pants. My friend ran under fire to get the items, then ran them over to the wounded Marine so he could use the items for protection.
Nobody is actually expected to do things like this under fire. But the good ones do.
Can you figure out what على الأقل أنا لا يمسح مؤخرتي بيدي is? It's Arabic. (translation may be a little rough.)