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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