Photos From Afghanistan (September 2010)

U.S. Navy Corpsman HN Ikaika McCallum of Kaneohe, Hawaii nurses a bullet wound to his face aboard a Medevac helicopter September 19, 2010 near Marja, Afghanistan. The bullet tore across McCallum’s lip and exited through his cheek without doing any major damage. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lucky guy. No major damage obviously, but I bet that hurt like a Bee0tch.

Some especially neat pictures this month.

Full photoset – HERE

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Jeff September 30, 2010 at 09:25 am

After that wound heals, if I were him, I’d be saying “Why so serious?” a LOT to make up for the fact that I got shot in the mouth =/

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Admin (Mike) September 30, 2010 at 03:52 pm

LOL yea that would be great

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K Pete September 30, 2010 at 07:32 pm

That is gonna be a serious Sgt Barnes (Platoon) “don’t fuck with me” kind of scar. That will go a long way to gettin free beers and even a few loose women. Still, being a Corpsman he should have access to the good drugs, so hopefully he’s not feeling that too much. I almost doesn’t bear thinking about if the bullet was an inch higher or lower.

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Admin (Mike) October 2, 2010 at 02:28 am

Yea that scar is going to be crazy. Speaking of Platoon.. It’s been way too long since I last watched that movie.

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Josh March 17, 2011 at 04:01 pm

being a Corpsman, I got to let you knwo that having access to all the good stuff is a mith. the Doctors, Nurses and IDCs have that S#!T locked down, we get the bare esentials like morphine… once in a while you ge a chance at a five finger discount but those are few and far between. he will probably get hooked up when he gets to the FOB though…

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Mike September 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm

No. 27 Geez would you look at that backblast!

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Admin (Mike) October 2, 2010 at 02:30 am

haha yea, hopefully there are just guns and not other soldiers in that dusty mess. That would be a unfortunate accident to take some guys temporarily out of the fight.

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