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(USMC Life)   A Marine who lost an eye after jumping on a grenade will receive the Medal of Honor. Fark: Badass bling in his fake eye   (usmclife.com) divider line 84
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2014-03-06 10:15:21 AM  

Psylence: [img.fark.net image 706x349]


Best scene in the whole film.
 
2014-03-06 10:24:54 AM  

ChipNASA: I was expecting this but a purple heart is *much* cooler

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Maybe, but all military officers and enlisted must salute him now.
 
2014-03-06 10:36:00 AM  

albatros183: dittybopper: albatros183: OK serious question, what sort of lame grenade do you survive with (relativity) minor injures from, I could be wrong but even fragmentation grenades contain more than 100g of explosive, was it some sort of dud?

Could be a fragmentation vest, combined with just the unique characteristics (and maybe a grenade weakened a bit by storage conditions*) made it survivable.

And he's not the only person to have survived "falling on a grenade":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_on_a_grenade

Err.. only one of those people survived and he had a ruck sac )presumably filled with stuff) in between him and the grenade.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_on_a_grenade#Survivors

Survivors[edit]
John Baca
Matthew Croucher
Duane E. Dewey
Allan J. Kellogg
Jack Lucas
Robert D. Maxwell

Links to all of them at the Wiki page.

TFA is short on details and doesn't actually say he dived on the grenade, makes more sense in the tackle your buddy and are on top for a nearby explosion than jump on top of.

If you follow the links in TFA, you'll find out that he was on top of the grenade when it went off, but it took a while to figure out what actually happened because he has no memory of it, and the other person present couldn't speak for a while due to damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.
 
2014-03-06 10:39:57 AM  
Hope you find your peace, devil.
 
2014-03-06 10:40:52 AM  
Since Congress gets a great retirement for absolutely screwing up, they need to raise the Medal of Honor award to what they get for retirement benefits.
 
2014-03-06 10:41:20 AM  

scut207: In the Army they taught us to toss the grenade back...

J/K this kid has Balls of Adamantium.


He's so tough, he was able to stop a grenade using only his eye.
 
2014-03-06 10:42:11 AM  
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2014-03-06 10:45:29 AM  

Zombalupagus:


Came for the Gangs of NY reference, left fully satisfied.
 
2014-03-06 10:45:40 AM  
Good thing his name's Kyle and not Kenny.
 
2014-03-06 10:48:16 AM  

fireclown: Is that a full prosthetic eye, or an elaborate contact lens?  Would one have multiple prosthetic eyes for different occasions, as athletes have different prosthetic limbs?


My wife was born without a pupil in her right eye and had a dozen unsuccessful operations at Wilmer in her early childhood to try to fix it, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

She uses this guy for her prosthesis. It's amazing watching him turn a 1/2" round black plate, paint, small red threads (to simulate veins), and epoxy into something indistinguishable from her real eye if you're a foot away. For those into the less conventional designs he's done shells with the Ravens logo, with smiley faces, all kinds of stuff. They're about two grand apiece if I remember correctly.

/after she goes in for her next one, she'll have three older models rattling around her jewelry case
//I'm going to then take two of them and make cufflinks
///...she'll have her eyes on me
 
2014-03-06 10:49:54 AM  

MBooda: [usmclife.com image 850x884]
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2014-03-06 10:51:19 AM  
/O
 
2014-03-06 10:51:28 AM  
C0rf

/after she goes in for her next one, she'll have three older models rattling around her jewelry case
//I'm going to then take two of them and make cufflinks
///...she'll have her eyes on me


In all seriousness, aaawwwwwwwwwww. How sweet. I have diabetes now.

/in a good way
 
2014-03-06 10:55:56 AM  
Approves:

mutantreviewers.files.wordpress.com

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2014-03-06 11:00:03 AM  
images.wikia.com

Someone get that man an AI.

/well, fragment of an AI, if nothing else
 
2014-03-06 11:08:05 AM  
I wish that instead of just smart and funny buttons we had some that said:

dickhead
arsehole
moron

etc, etc

(MBooda would have made  a good candidate for at least two of them)
 
2014-03-06 11:10:10 AM  
The MIC thanks you for your service... Now here a bill for the body armor you destroyed.
 
2014-03-06 11:12:39 AM  
www.charlesdance.co.ukmedia.tumblr.com

You could say this guy is the last action hero.
 
2014-03-06 11:16:27 AM  

Headso: if he rocked a hipster beard he could hide all that scaring, so yeah get some skinny jeans and some weird sweaters, breh.


I'm betting his facial hair won't come in quite like you think.
 
2014-03-06 11:23:35 AM  

albatros183: OK serious question, what sort of lame grenade do you survive with (relativity) minor injures from, I could be wrong but even fragmentation grenades contain more than 100g of explosive, was it some sort of dud?


I was wondering the same thing and while I hate to throw a wet blanket on this guys nomination for the award, the marine corps times story kinda makes you wonder a bit. I mean, even Carpenter can't remember what happened, no one actually witnessed his act of heroism, and the guy he was trying to save got pretty farked up (was unable to speak for nearly 2 years due to brain injury).

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/303050012/Sour ce s-Marine-Kyle-Carpenter-will-receive-MoH-heroism-Afghanistan

To be clear, I am *NOT* saying that this guy is not a complete badass in any way, shape, or form. I just find it interesting that there isn't really anyone to corroborate the story... even the two guys who were injured.
 
2014-03-06 11:26:09 AM  

MythDragon: [www.charlesdance.co.uk image 320x237][media.tumblr.com image 480x203]

You could say this guy is the last action hero.


Came here to post similar pics. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-06 11:38:35 AM  
Sooo, I wonder when we'll create a portable, near instant 'counter grenade' device that would prevent soldiers from having to leap on grenades.
 
2014-03-06 11:43:25 AM  
i1207.photobucket.com
what a noob.
 
2014-03-06 11:50:24 AM  
scifimethods.com

He just needs a pair of Gargoyles.
 
2014-03-06 12:09:44 PM  
How to survive smothering a grenade:  the proper combination of many or all of these
1) Sheer luck
2) more luck
3) weakened grenade (from storage, powder degradation, crappy design originally, weak charge initially)
4) Very good Body armor
5) Extra padding (jackets, sweaters  underneath your armor, etc.)
6) Luck
7) Nice, soft, sandy soil beneath you to absorb some of the force
8) Soft, wet soil beneath you to absorb some of the force
9) Perfect positioning, where you cover the grenade, protect your buddies, but allow enough open area that some of the force is directed out, away from  you, and not all concentrated into you (ie, you don't SMOTHER it as much as you BLOCK it from hurting those you are trying to save)
10) Did I mention luck?  Cause Luck is very important.
 
2014-03-06 12:16:01 PM  

theknuckler_33: albatros183: OK serious question, what sort of lame grenade do you survive with (relativity) minor injures from, I could be wrong but even fragmentation grenades contain more than 100g of explosive, was it some sort of dud?

I was wondering the same thing and while I hate to throw a wet blanket on this guys nomination for the award, the marine corps times story kinda makes you wonder a bit. I mean, even Carpenter can't remember what happened, no one actually witnessed his act of heroism, and the guy he was trying to save got pretty farked up (was unable to speak for nearly 2 years due to brain injury).

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/303050012/Sour ce s-Marine-Kyle-Carpenter-will-receive-MoH-heroism-Afghanistan

To be clear, I am *NOT* saying that this guy is not a complete badass in any way, shape, or form. I just find it interesting that there isn't really anyone to corroborate the story... even the two guys who were injured.


Hospital Corpsman's report was key also. He was able to determine the location of the grenade in reference to Carpenter's body when it went off by the wounds the two marines had.
 
2014-03-06 12:16:29 PM  
I thought he spent a lot of time at the military hospital at Bethesda. I've never seen him.
 
2014-03-06 12:28:14 PM  
Don't let that man leave the Marines, promote him and make him a drill sergeant.  By the time he's ready to retire, he'll be scarier to a new recruit than R Lee Ermey ever was.
 
2014-03-06 12:28:19 PM  

swankywanky: [image1.findagrave.com image 250x313]

I dig your style, man.



It's "cat."


I dig your style, cat.


Now I gotta see Cannon Ball Run (2?) again.

Mobster: Your money or your life.
Sammy: I'll take the money!
 
2014-03-06 12:45:41 PM  

devildog123: devildog123: This guy has him beat. But not by much. I don't know if I would have had the balls to jump on a grenade.

Of course, Jack Lucas was apparently made entirely of adamantium, not just his balls, since he also managed to survive jumping out of a plane and his parachute didn't open.


Maybe he landed on his balls.
 
2014-03-06 12:57:22 PM  
I think we know what really happened.
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
"Lets see...how did that go? Oh yeah...
And the Lord spake, saying, First shalt
thou take out the Holy Pin.

Then, shalt thou count to three, no more,
no less.

Three shalt be the number thou shalt
count, and the number of the counting
shalt be three.

Four shalt thou not count,
nor either count thou two, excepting that
thou then proceed to three.

Five is right out.

Once the number three,
being the third number, be -*BOOOOM*


/No pics of Abe jumping on a mortar with his helmet :(
 
2014-03-06 04:00:01 PM  

crzybtch: I wish that instead of just smart and funny buttons we had some that said:

dickhead
arsehole
moron

etc, etc

(MBooda would have made  a good candidate for at least two of them)


i290.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 01:59:19 AM  

MBooda: [usmclife.com image 850x884]
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All the chickenhawk sons of biatches who just voted against veterans' benefits in Congress should be made to look at those photos every day, all Goddamned day, until they change their minds
 
2014-03-07 08:16:53 AM  

Anonymous Bosch: MBooda: [usmclife.com image 850x884]
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x328]

All the chickenhawk sons of biatches who just voted against veterans' benefits in Congress should be made to look at those photos every day, all Goddamned day, until they change their minds


All ya gotta do is replace those "pages" with vets.
Dun and done.
 
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