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Richard S. Lowry

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Richard S. Lowry recently interviewed for his new book LTC Karcher who was riding in an MRAP just before noon on Sunday, June 28th. The MRAP is considered the Army’s heaviest and safest personnel carrier. But the multiple and powerful EFPs (explosively formed penetrator), those Iranian made shaped charge that penetrate metal, struck the door near where Karcher was seated. His legs were gone. Normally a medevac helicopter would be called, but the soldiers were socked in by a dust storm, and nothing was ?ying. Karcher would have to be driven to Baghdad’s combat support hospital, or CSH as it is known. Tourniquets were quickly applied in the ?eld, but when he arrived at the CSH Karcher was in shock and losing blood. Doctors at the CSH were ?nally able to stabilize him Monday morning when he was transferred to Balad air base for further medical care and then transferd to Landstuhl. When Karcher was loaded onto the plane for Landstuhl, those with him say he looked “strong and stable.” --- With Obama, it's all about Showbiz - and controlling the message and the image. Twitter your discontent to the White House. I'll tell you how.---

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