Blinded by bomblet in Iraq, Fayette solider battles back (includes photo)
Blinded by bomblet in Iraq, Fayette solider battles back
Sunday, August 17, 2003
By Cindi Lash, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
Blood spurted from his shattered legs and from dozens of small gashes all over his body. More blood streamed from wounds on his head and down on his face.
Sam Ross with his aunt, Libby Ross, with whom he lives. (Doreena Balestreire, Post-Gazette)
When he cried out that he couldn't see, his frantic buddies poured bottled water over him to wash away the red ooze that matted his hair and eyelashes. But by then, Army Pfc. Sam Ross was aware of only one thing: the wave of pain so intense he was sure he would not live through it.
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