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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: reivertom] #15148060 08/18/20
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Remind me never to hunt with you guys!


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: Fireball2] #15148084 08/18/20
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
Remind me never to hunt with you guys!


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148269 08/19/20
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When I was a deputy in Ohio I was running with lights & siren heading to an armed robbery in progress just after dark. I was cutting through a very rural area from one small village to another where the local grocery was being held up by two armed men. I was doing about 60 down a country road and crossed an unguarded RR track. As I crossed the track I thought I heard an unusually loud horn and looked in the rear view mirror to see train cars full of new Chevy's coming from the GM plant.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148277 08/19/20
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Dan, all those bullet holes next to your head, and a glide landing is what you say here? C'mon...

The most dangerous thing I survived was 1971.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148295 08/19/20
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My life before I was Saved was pretty much a daily walk along the edge of a cliff...

After being Saved... it is like a stroll down an easy country lane.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148348 08/19/20
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A few nights into Desert Storm at 0300 was escorting a strike into Basrah. Lights off and no one really had NVGs back then. Another jet passed so close to us the canopy jumped in its rails. No clue who it was, no call from the E-2 about traffic friendly or enemy. I figure we came less than 6 feet of being a couple greasy blotches in the night sky.

Other times but that was still the one that sticks with me as I never would have known what hit us just would have been disintegrated in a fraction of a second.


You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill
Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: 12344mag] #15148362 08/19/20
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Originally Posted by 12344mag
Some things I don't like to talk about.

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This pic was taken just before the bull fight.

Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148486 08/19/20
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jag;
Top of the morning to you sir, I hope the day's a bit less smoky in your part of the world and this finds you and yours well.

While I've mentioned this before on the 'Fire, I seldom talk about it - or much else of this nature as it's not exactly a comfortable thing for me to do.

Nonetheless, as briefly as I'm able it went like this.

When I was 15, I was tightening the traction bars on my car which I had suspended in the air above me on a chain hoist. It was Feb. 01st and the temperature outside was -40°F.

The double hook on the chain slipped and the car came down, hitting the back of my head which then was smashed into my right knee. The force smashed my 11th and 12th vertebrae, bruised my internal organs and damaged/bruised most of my ribs. As well the muscles in both knees and my lower back were torn at the time.

Since I couldn't breathe when I was under there, I yelled/prayed/pleaded, "God get me out of here, I'm going to die".

While I emphatically did not see anything lift the car off of me, something or some one did, because I straightened more or less up and watched the bumper return slowly down.

Immediately I knew I was in trouble because from mid chest down I couldn't feel anything, my legs didn't work and from mid chest up I felt like I was being boiled alive more or less.

Since I was alone, I attempted to crawl to a telephone and was moving scrap metal so I could get around a machine when I was found about 20 minutes later.

We were very rural - roughly 45 minutes from the hospital, so rather than call an ambulance my brother called a neighbor who had a station wagon. It wasn't plugged in, but started despite the cold which was highly unusual.

My brother and cousin slid me onto a partial sheet of plywood and then into the station wagon. Although my brother drove very quickly into the hospital, it didn't freeze up which the neighbor said it was prone to.

Upon arrival at the hospital, they did a battery of x-rays and got the local specialist out of bed to come have a look.

Doc Rocket has explained to me the medical term, but more or less as I understand it, because of the internal damage the white blood cells began attacking my red blood cells, which in addition to the other peripheral damage caused the doctor to say to my family that I was about to cross over and they'd make me comfortable for the trip.

Obviously I didn't die, but came reasonably close and did have enough damage that it meant 7 weeks in the hospital mostly in a Stryker frame, then a body cast and a lot of rehab after that.

That's my story anyways jag, certainly the closest I've come thus far.

Thanks for the thread, thanks for those who've responded and all the best to you all this fall.

Dwayne


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148605 08/19/20
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Wow!

Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148627 08/19/20
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Vietnam. nuff said



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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: BC30cal] #15148631 08/19/20
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Originally Posted by BC30cal
jag;
Top of the morning to you sir, I hope the day's a bit less smoky in your part of the world and this finds you and yours well.

While I've mentioned this before on the 'Fire, I seldom talk about it - or much else of this nature as it's not exactly a comfortable thing for me to do.

Nonetheless, as briefly as I'm able it went like this.

When I was 15, I was tightening the traction bars on my car which I had suspended in the air above me on a chain hoist. It was Feb. 01st and the temperature outside was -40°F.

The double hook on the chain slipped and the car came down, hitting the back of my head which then was smashed into my right knee. The force smashed my 11th and 12th vertebrae, bruised my internal organs and damaged/bruised most of my ribs. As well the muscles in both knees and my lower back were torn at the time.

Since I couldn't breathe when I was under there, I yelled/prayed/pleaded, "God get me out of here, I'm going to die".

While I emphatically did not see anything lift the car off of me, something or some one did, because I straightened more or less up and watched the bumper return slowly down.

Immediately I knew I was in trouble because from mid chest down I couldn't feel anything, my legs didn't work and from mid chest up I felt like I was being boiled alive more or less.

Since I was alone, I attempted to crawl to a telephone and was moving scrap metal so I could get around a machine when I was found about 20 minutes later.

We were very rural - roughly 45 minutes from the hospital, so rather than call an ambulance my brother called a neighbor who had a station wagon. It wasn't plugged in, but started despite the cold which was highly unusual.

My brother and cousin slid me onto a partial sheet of plywood and then into the station wagon. Although my brother drove very quickly into the hospital, it didn't freeze up which the neighbor said it was prone to.

Upon arrival at the hospital, they did a battery of x-rays and got the local specialist out of bed to come have a look.

Doc Rocket has explained to me the medical term, but more or less as I understand it, because of the internal damage the white blood cells began attacking my red blood cells, which in addition to the other peripheral damage caused the doctor to say to my family that I was about to cross over and they'd make me comfortable for the trip.

Obviously I didn't die, but came reasonably close and did have enough damage that it meant 7 weeks in the hospital mostly in a Stryker frame, then a body cast and a lot of rehab after that.

That's my story anyways jag, certainly the closest I've come thus far.

Thanks for the thread, thanks for those who've responded and all the best to you all this fall.

Dwayne








Wow Dwayne. That was a serious situation. Glad you made it!


Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15148749 08/19/20
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Mom was Rh-negative, I was Rh-positive and the third (and last) child, born in 1963. It used to be a big deal, since antibodies in the mother’s blood attacked what it viewed as an invader.

Six weeks premature, four total blood replacements (not transfusions, replacements), NICU for a month. Catholic, so I was baptized and given Extreme Unction (aka Last Rites) so my soul wouldn’t be trapped in Limbo.

So I got that going for me, which is nice.



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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15149589 08/19/20
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T-boned by a bus.
Had a maniac jump on the hood and stab the windshield, but he was too strung out to realize that his other hand was gripping the edge of an open sunroof.
Crashed a motorcycle on a mountain road.
Dropped a pocket pistol on the stairs, it was pointing at me on the first bounce but only dimpled the primer
Hit by another bus
Put a nice hole in a boat a few hundred miles offshore...(whale?)
Probably a bunch of others


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15149672 08/19/20
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More than I care to remember. Here's a few. Almost rolled this spring going full throttle on an ATV, cow Buffalo was charging me and hooked the wheeler, on two wheels for 30' or so and she was hot on my trail. Been passed by several bullets a few times, never caught one. Almost slid off a wet clay mountain road on the edge of a cliff, tire hit a small hump the grader left on the corner and bounced us back against the hill where we slid grinding against it for 50-60'. Hung up bull riding and stomped before, multiple broken bones. Fell asleep driving sugar beets to the plant after being awake for 3 days, buddy behind me yelled into the radio and woke me up as I was entering the ditch, would have rolled had he not done that. Had a guy go to pass someone in the incoming Lane and didn't see me, hit the ditch just before he got to us, he never tapped his brakes. That pissed me off, had my kids with me. Lots of others but those stand out right off hand.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15149789 08/19/20
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Survived a direct lightning strike to my body. Lifted me a foot off the ground and fell back not feeling a thing.

Fell off a hundred foot plus cliff and survived.....didn’t tumble down a hill...I fell off. Ground gave away as I was walking.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15149875 08/19/20
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Cancer...

Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: huntsman22] #15149885 08/19/20
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
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I've seen this pic 1 or 5 times & I have to ask.. Is that a macho beat your chest thing to do, a hold my beer & watch this, or is there money in it?

An adrenaline rush would be a good enough answer for me at one time in my life, but just wondering.

Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: Lonerider] #15149890 08/19/20
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Originally Posted by Lonerider
Cancer...


PTL you and Godogs and Colorado made it.

Last edited by jaguartx; 08/19/20.

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DONT BE GETTING ANY CORONA ON YA

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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: jaguartx] #15149893 08/19/20
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Beirut, Lebanon; 0620 hrs, 23 October 1983.
241 of my brothers were not so lucky.


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Re: Close calls you were fortunate or blessed to have survived. [Re: Blu_Cs] #15149916 08/19/20
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Originally Posted by Blu_Cs

Wow Dwayne. That was a serious situation. Glad you made it!



+1. I was going to write one of mine, but........never mind!



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