April 15th, 2010
07:41 PM ET

Doctors pluck live shell from soldier's head

Lt. Col. Anthony Terreri, reading the CT scans of an injured soldier who'd just arrived at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, realized the shrapnel he saw lodged inside the soldier's skull wasn't really shrapnel at all. It was unexploded ordnance - a live round of ammunition that could detonate at any time.

Read the full story and watch the video from CNN's Caitlin Hagan.


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  1. 11B in the Stan

    OMG, 1 case of UXO in the rear, and all of a sudden everyone is a combat soldier. Come and hang out in our little slice of heaven and I'll show you some ordinance that likes to lodge itself into the ground 10 feet from you and then explode. There's a reason the jargon REMF exists🙂 Have a wonderful day. Don't forget to get your ice cream at the civilian staffed DFAC🙂

    April 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alice P.

    Please give update on this situation. I would like to meat the doctor who preform this operation. AWsome.

    April 19, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Iraq Paramedic

    To all those who think the REMF's don't get a little of the bad stuff, think again.
    May GOD Bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |