Posted on Apr 5, 2024
LTC Thomas (Tom) Jones
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LTC David Brown
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Great question. The other phenomenon that I wonder about is “ third man phenomenon”. People experience a strong sensation of another being guiding them during harrowing experiences. There is a sense of loss when the being leaves.
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MAJ Karl Swenson
MAJ Karl Swenson
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Not combat related, but possibly caused by Agent Orange. In 2021, I suffered 3 collapses of the same lung over a period of 10 days. When the second one happened I was transported to a hospital and coded in the Emergency Department. The doc was able to bring me back - I was without a heartbeat for just over 4 minutes. It was at that time that my lung filled with blood, The doc didn't feel comfortable taking care of me, so I was air-transported to another hospital fifty miles away. In that ED, I coded again, but this time it was for 9+ minutes. Both of these incidents took place on the same night, about 2 1/2 hours apart. No, I did not see a light at the end of the tunnel. No, I did not feel "pulled" by friends and relatives already dead. Yes, my chest REALLY hurt for the next week. For those looking for answers, I have none. To be honest, I remember nothing of either event. The knowledge I have of them is from reading the medical notes that were part of my chart and file.
So, I really am living on borrowed time!
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LTC David Brown
LTC David Brown
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Thank you
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Not me, being shot at and hit in a B-52 is the closest I've come.
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LTC Self Employed
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I have seen these on many old Episodes of Unsolved mysteries but it was not combat related but still related to what you're talking about. I believe these Episodes are on Amazon, prime or Netflix. And you can look at all the old ones with Robert Stack and others.

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