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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The thicc E2 that turned all the gruff NCOs into little sweetie pies spittin’ gane got this weird condition where her belly swelled up. Happened right before we were gonna deploy. Strangest thing.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In basic we had this chick break her arm sitting down. It was only day 2 mind you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We had one guy wash out on the second day because he somehow managed to get testicular torsion in the first night.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go google " entraînement grenade APAV" ( APAV grenade training) on YouTube...

        They are the Fa-mas rifle grenades and they have the recoil energy of a safari rifle... They are borderline japanese "knee mortars"

        We had at least one gored nose/dislocated jaw or shoulder per class with noobish the recruits.

        Special mention to training plaster throwing hand grenades too.

        You'd be surprised on how many dudes get their saggy balls twisted during early parachute training ( harness and straps going whippity slapity) or just on basic agility training ( ladders/walls/rope climbing)

        T, Frog exmil

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >somehow managed to get testicular torsion in the first night.
        >testicular torsion

        One of my nightmares. The scariest part is that is just HAPPENS. There's nothing you can do to avoid it, and no single action or pattern of actions seems to bring it on. Every single second is a lottery, and it can happen at any time.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          don't be afraid anon, I have bell clapper deformity and have had testicular torsion twice. it was very painful, but it's manageable. you will be able to handle it if it happens to you. it feels like the pain that lingers seconds after getting kicked in the balls, but it doesn't fade. funnily enough, the first time it happened, the nurse started playing with my balls and then just yanked the affected one with no warning, I felt absolutely excruciating pain for a split second before it all just went away the next second and I was fine. the second time they had to do surgery but while they were in there they attached my spermatic cord and I haven't had it happen since. It also doesn't just happen for no reason at any second, you have to move. both times it happened to me I was laying down and rolled over, but again I was at high risk due to genetics. you with your attached spermatic cords would probably have to be doing some weird shit to have it happen to you. people with bell clapper deformity account for 90% of all cases.
          tl;dr you aren't as much at risk as you think you are and you will be able to handle the pain if it happens to you
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          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You meant for your post to be reassuring but it wasn't.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you with your attached spermatic cords
            Those fricking normies

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          don't be afraid anon, I have bell clapper deformity and have had testicular torsion twice. it was very painful, but it's manageable. you will be able to handle it if it happens to you. it feels like the pain that lingers seconds after getting kicked in the balls, but it doesn't fade. funnily enough, the first time it happened, the nurse started playing with my balls and then just yanked the affected one with no warning, I felt absolutely excruciating pain for a split second before it all just went away the next second and I was fine. the second time they had to do surgery but while they were in there they attached my spermatic cord and I haven't had it happen since. It also doesn't just happen for no reason at any second, you have to move. both times it happened to me I was laying down and rolled over, but again I was at high risk due to genetics. you with your attached spermatic cords would probably have to be doing some weird shit to have it happen to you. people with bell clapper deformity account for 90% of all cases.
          tl;dr you aren't as much at risk as you think you are and you will be able to handle the pain if it happens to you
          press ctrl+w to unsubscribe from my blog

          [...]
          Growing up id get it like every other month and like [...] said its manageable after the first time. The worst was getting a blowie after my girl ate a habenero. Went to piss and my dick started screaming at me, i had no idea what was happening at first. The seed was stuck in my pee hole and i had to powerspray that b***h out. One of my best friends growing up lost his left nut to testie torsion. Thats how i learned that pee is stored in the balls

          I hate this fricking website so much. The second my balls start hurting out of nowhere, I’m capping myself right in the dome

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        one of my friends got testicular torsion or something in bootcamp, had to get surgery, came back home for a while then redid bootcamp. Idrk if he redid it from the begining or just finished up with another class tho cuz we havent really talked since he got out

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/rhwa7kC.jpeg

        >somehow managed to get testicular torsion in the first night.
        >testicular torsion

        One of my nightmares. The scariest part is that is just HAPPENS. There's nothing you can do to avoid it, and no single action or pattern of actions seems to bring it on. Every single second is a lottery, and it can happen at any time.

        Growing up id get it like every other month and like

        don't be afraid anon, I have bell clapper deformity and have had testicular torsion twice. it was very painful, but it's manageable. you will be able to handle it if it happens to you. it feels like the pain that lingers seconds after getting kicked in the balls, but it doesn't fade. funnily enough, the first time it happened, the nurse started playing with my balls and then just yanked the affected one with no warning, I felt absolutely excruciating pain for a split second before it all just went away the next second and I was fine. the second time they had to do surgery but while they were in there they attached my spermatic cord and I haven't had it happen since. It also doesn't just happen for no reason at any second, you have to move. both times it happened to me I was laying down and rolled over, but again I was at high risk due to genetics. you with your attached spermatic cords would probably have to be doing some weird shit to have it happen to you. people with bell clapper deformity account for 90% of all cases.
        tl;dr you aren't as much at risk as you think you are and you will be able to handle the pain if it happens to you
        press ctrl+w to unsubscribe from my blog

        said its manageable after the first time. The worst was getting a blowie after my girl ate a habenero. Went to piss and my dick started screaming at me, i had no idea what was happening at first. The seed was stuck in my pee hole and i had to powerspray that b***h out. One of my best friends growing up lost his left nut to testie torsion. Thats how i learned that pee is stored in the balls

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How? I can't conceivably see how you can not know there's food in your mouth, or give a blowjob that bad that she's force-tonguing your urethra.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Here's a fun experiment for you all at home that can be enjoyed by both boys and girls.

            Cut up some chilli peppers for a nice salsa to go in your morale-boosting burritos, carefully put all the seeds on the windowsill to dry so you can grow your own chillies later and, without washing your hands, gently place them onto you genitals so that you get a nice even covering. Once you are able to see well enough, wash your hands and continue with making the burritos and enjoy a nice, well-earned meal.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember it happened to a guy at my highschool because of football. He was gone for a day or two and when he got back he was doing the cowboy walk because his balls were so swollen.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >truck pulls up to deliver some stores
    >it’s wet and raining
    >female soldier gets out of the cab
    >slips and falls ass first onto the ground
    >breaks pelvis
    She went from screaming in pain to unconscious in about 10 minutes from blood loss. We put a ratchet strap around her pelvis because one of the medics over the radio told us to and her stomach was bloated as frick from internal bleeding. Medics had two IV bags in each arm and drilled through her sternum to give a blood transfusion which made her sit upright and scream.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jfc
      >ratchet strap
      That's a pretty smart diy alternative for a pelvic binder

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did she live? this is an incredibly dangerous injury even when next to a hospital with staffed OR.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Samegaygin?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We had winch cable snap and took a guys face off, Silence of the lambs style. He lived and they even reattached his face. Spent the next 6 months on light duty while getting medically separated. Got to get 100% disability from it despite making a full recovery

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If a guy gets his face whipped off in a freak accident he deserves a little recompense.
      Would you be willing to go through it just for the benefits?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A marine de-gloved himself with a nail gun, tried to unzip his pants with a nail tied to a fishing line. When the nail went so did his zipper unfortunately he wasn't circumcised and his foreskin got caught with the zipper. Had to collect the specimen with a red solo cup.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did he deglove his hand tho?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        de-glove is a general term for avulsion it can be used on any injury that fits the description of top layer of skin being ripped off.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To put things delicately Anon, this marine accidentally unpeeled his banana.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Amazing, someone actually figured out how to make
      >*unzips dick*
      real.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've told this here before, but I once saw the blade of a D7-G dozer drop on a guy's head while it was being prepared for railhead. That was the worst. I did also see a few compound fractures including a guy's collar bone that came out through his shirt.
    Another one that was pretty nasty was one of the construction guys attached to us fell asleep on top of a truck in the sun and got 3rd degree burns on his back...he got an article 15 for it kek.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This kid was training with the GL and pushed his thumb in front of the 320s barrel, and the dummy round punched his thumb off.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      320s are the absolute shittiest launchers. I swear these things were only adopted because some generals took bribes from H&K. Complete failure at the conceptual level as a weapon.

      t. grenadier who's handled the M79, M203 and M320.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're cool little standalones but they're pretty shit and bulky when underbarrel.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never was a grunt myself but I heard about some grunt who used the primer-end of a live .50cal round basically as a hammer and it blew his hand off. I think there's a picture of it floating around somewhere

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You talking about this?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes lol thank you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Any time, killer.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a personal story but.
    >South African
    >growing up my dads best mate was a former professional soldier
    >20 years in Namibia and Angola, countless skirmishes, a couple full-on battles all without injury
    >1988, one year before the war ends
    >deep in Angolan bush
    >air-resupply from a Dakota
    >package breaks apart in the air
    >can of beef hits him square in the face
    >breaks cheekbone and jaw
    >slices face open
    >wakes up three days later at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria
    >massive scar down the side of his face
    When ever someone would bring out a can - a beer, or some food in the kitchen or whatever - he would jokingly shout "Take cover" and shield his face. Dude is such a legend. Still alive today.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    -cook slipped and fell onto a griddle burning his hands and side of his face during breakfast

    -drunk MP drove his truck off a small bridge going over a drainage ditch and broke his arm

    -lots of diarrhea

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anybody have that old green text about the soldiers and the dirty playing cards? It’s a great story where they had cards with muscly men pin ups and they would leave them hidden around the base. Then when they were under fire and someone got hit, they opened the ned kit and like 30 of them fell out. They all laughed and the enemy likely found the stack of gay men cards covered in blood. I swear I saved it but I can’t find it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw it, I know the one but didn't save it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw it, I know the one but didn't save it

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The weirdest I personally saw was a guy spontaneously getting a nose bleed that would not stop. Hospitalized and then had to be monitored while he slept for a week.
    I used to read the Air Force's quarterly injury reports and at least at that time playing softball was more dangerous casualty-wise than everything else. Also, frick rings. After reading those reports I will never wear a ring. I like my fingers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's so dangerous about rings?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they get stuck on moving machinery and are stronger than your fingers skin. or your finger. or hand.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not mil but I've been blue collar/auto industry my whole life, it is very easy for something (including your own weight if you fall just right) to catch a ring and either take the whole finger with it, or as others mentioned skin the finger, or in electrical cases get caught on a power source that the ring bridges to ground and if you're lucky you just get a burn, if you're unlucky the ring melts through your finger

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's so dangerous about rings?

      They catch and degloved your finger.
      You can always wear silicon rings, I use one while at work because frick damaging my real ring.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in basic I saw a female break her hips....doing pullups

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My grandpa had his shoulder dislocated by the butt of his friend's M-16. The VC launched a rocket attack against their airfield, and when everyone was diving into the nearest foxholes, my grandpa's friend yeeted himself on top of gramps rifle-first. Pic related.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We had a guy almost drown in a cup of water. Dude was drinking some water and then fell unconcious. It was pretty funny

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Story I heard from a friend

    >one night the drill training instructors decide to frick with the trainees by throwing tear gas grenades into the barracks in the middle of the night while everyone is asleep
    >everyone scatters out of the room except for one guy who grabs a grenade and throws it back at the instructors who have to flee the room themselves
    >unfortunately the guy didn't realize that tear gas grenades are actually very very hot and received third degree burns on his hand that were so bad that he had to be medically discharged

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guy got his leg caught in the bars climbing down his rack in navy basic, tore his ACL on the second night there

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't remember if I saw it here or somewhere else but there's a story of a doctor in the Navy (might've been a corpsman) anyhow he gets a visit from a Marine who had almost completely slice his finger off (it was hanging on by just a small bit of skin). Doc asks his patient some questions regarding the injury (I don't recall any of the details) and finally comes to the conclusion that this particular jarhead was Pvt Pyle levels of mentally challenged. Doc assures the Marine that once he gets his tools, he'll be able to reattach the finger and it will be as good as new. The Doctor left his office to get the necessary things to help his patient and upon returning finds that the Marine has ripped his finger off and proceeded to draw with it on a notepad.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My father was in the Navy in the 1950s. He saw a guy get his arm crushed into a U shape by a tailhook when someone retracted it into the plane while he was working on the thing.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Entire unit is training with 2k12 kub system
    >2p25 launcher operators are training how to load rockets
    >Some people inside 2p25 are learning how to start the engine
    >It's loud outisde so commander pulls the lever to close the hatches
    >Remember those hatches are very heavy with powerful lever
    >Out of nowhere There is a muffled crunching noise and scream coming from the inside
    >Fat fricking moron newbie thought it was a good idea to hold his hand in the place where hatch is closing
    >His entire right hand is broken,fingers are twisted ,some are nearly cut off and there is blood everywhere

    So yeah think where you are placing your hands /k

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >first night arriving at muhreen boot
    >DI's are constantly yelling at recruits "POWERWALK, DO NOT RUN"
    >before we even get to the receiving barracks, one dude runs in the dark and trips, shatters his jaw on a curb
    >immediately medsep'd on the first night

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Korea, in the field for tank gunnery. 9pm, a dump truck from a ROK encampment comes racing up, asks for a medic. Two of the slopes drinking to much mocley, get into an argument, guy takes a shovel and stoves his buddies head in. Smashed the frick out of it. Guy was obviously dying, our medic couldn't do shit but wrap his head, they went racing out into the night looking for a fkg brain surgeon.

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