6,144

…the total number of what military doctors call “traumatic amputations” among 5,694 members of the U.S. military between 2000 and 2011. More than a third — 2.037 — were major amputations, consisting of at least a hand or foot. “Nearly two-thirds of major amputations occurred during a deployment or were deployment-related,” a new Pentagon report notes. “Recent increases in numbers of major amputations generally reflect the extent and intensity of ground combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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freefallingbomb
freefallingbomb

But there won't be 6.144 prostheses: Meanwhile we spent all the money on the F-35's first prototype, trying to make it fly. It may never take off, but you will have to hop around.

The President just wants to say that this great nation appreciates your sacrifice. Thank you and have a good day.


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