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    http://www.insidenova.com/isn/news/l...quantico/5429/
    STAFF REPORTS
    Published: March 14, 2008

    A Marine was shot in the back during live fire training this morning at the Quantico Marine Corps base.

    The incident happened at about 9 a.m. at one of the firing ranges on the western part of the base, according to 2nd Lt. Joy Crabaugh, of the Quantico Public Affairs Office.

    The Marine, who is not being identified until the individual’s next of kin has been notified, was attended to by military personnel on the site.

    The Marine was transported by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital and is listed in stable condition, Crabaugh said.

    The Marine is a range coach with Weapons Training Battalion aboard the base.

    The firing range where the incident occurred has been shut down until further notice, and the cause of the incident is under investigation, Crabaugh said.




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    Good to hear the Marine is going to make it.

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    That sucks. Will be interesting to hear how the hell it happened.
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    We had a similar training class in the Army. They called it "cover me Alpha". You and a partner would lep frog advance towards an emplaced weapon and if you crossed each others lane of fire that could easily happen. Rumor had it that it had at some time at Ft. Jackson, but I don't know. Was pretty intense because you didn't get to pick your partner. I'm glad the marine will recover. Somebody's tail is in a sling I bet.

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    VAopencarry wrote:
    That sucks. Will be interesting to hear how the hell it happened.
    +1

    I'm also am very glad he will survive, hopefully with little or no long term health issue.
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    Damn....

    Laser rule!!!!

    Keep finger off trigger till ready to fire!!!

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    From my QSC source:

    The Marine was out of the hospital in a few hours. They did not remove the bullet because it was too close to his spine.

    One group of Marines was on another range and training with AK-47s. This Marine was on ANOTHER range changing targets.

    This one of those magic bullets...somehow zipped over a berm, looped around, and whack!

    This is officially his one and only lottery ticket for this life.

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    cREbralFIX wrote:
    From my QSC source:

    The Marine was out of the hospital in a few hours. They did not remove the bullet because it was too close to his spine.

    One group of Marines was on another range and training with AK-47s. This Marine was on ANOTHER range changing targets.

    This one of those magic bullets...somehow zipped over a berm, looped around, and whack!

    This is officially his one and only lottery ticket for this life.
    Oh!!! That sucks!!

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    cREbralFIX wrote:
    From my QSC source:

    The Marine was out of the hospital in a few hours.Â* They did not remove the bullet because it was too close to his spine.
    "Walk it off, Marine!"

    Good to hear he should be all right.
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    Yes you do not have to worry as much about the bullet with your name on it but the ones that are marked to WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

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    cREbralFIX wrote:
    From my QSC source:

    The Marine was out of the hospital in a few hours. They did not remove the bullet because it was too close to his spine.

    One group of Marines was on another range and training with AK-47s. This Marine was on ANOTHER range changing targets.

    This one of those magic bullets...somehow zipped over a berm, looped around, and whack!

    This is officially his one and only lottery ticket for this life.
    Just goes to show, you can never be too careful with firearms.

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    thnycav wrote:
    You do not have to worry as much about the bullet with your name on it but the ones that are marked "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN".
    :shock:

    I like that.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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