Posted on Apr 30, 2015
CH (MAJ) William Beaver
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What is the dumbest, most preventable injury you ever received? Mine was when I thought I'd go all 'hooah' and support some Cavalrymen by jumping in on their tire flip relay. In trying to beat a SSG to the finish line 25 yards away, I got sloppy and pulled my lower back. I was on profile for a couple weeks after that. What was YOUR dumbest injury ever?
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SFC Stay At Home Dad
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With or without involving alcohol?
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SGT Philip Roncari
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Mine all involved alcohol, luckily for me no one else was injured,maybe that’s why I’ve been in AA since 1977!
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SFC Platoon Sergeant
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A snowball fight in the motorpool in Baumholder Germany. I twisted wrong to avoid the snowball and wrenched my back. I could hardly walk and needed help getting back to the barracks. The snowball missed. Victory.
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SGT Anthony Bussing
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as a young Marine tanker...I was working on a bridge one day (the Bridge tank) using like a 2 1/8 in socket wrench...the guy I was working with was using a 2 in socket to keep the bolt from turning...I got done and said "go to the next one" and he picked up the wrence by the handle, not holding on to the socket....well..."clang, clink, clang...SMACK" hit me right in the face...put a hole in side of my nose....(yes, I had a 3rd nostril)

went to the BAS...doc numbed the left side of my face...too bad the hole was on the right side....then sewed it up and put a huge bandage over it...Bn Sgt Major yelled at me for walking across the bn grinder with no blouse or cover on...he jumped my ass for being out of uniform...I mumbled something about "yes sgt major" and went to my room and passed out...

11 nov 2005 I was in Iraq on my MiTT mission as the team medic....had this horrible pain in my left flank down into my groin...having had a kidney stone before, I quickly Dx myself as having another stone...not a lot one can do for those...so I said "hell with it" and sucked it up and drove on...until I couldnt do it anymore...turns out...yeah, my appendix was about to burst...some medic...lol
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