Re: What's the dumbest way you've ever injured yourself?
On my 2nd Iraq deployment, my detachment and I were going through the dwelling place of a known, uh, bad guy, when one of my soldiers spotted a file cabinet. Since this particular group of bad guys were not dummies and the cabinet was prominently displayed out in the open, we all figured it would be trapped. Rather than, you know, wait for someone who was specifically trained for this sort of thing, I told my guys to get out of the way and sauntered up to the cabinet. Since I was qualified to handle and set the things, I figured that was exactly the same thing as disarming them. I was rifling around the thing when I felt a catch being released and dove to the ground in time to catch shrapnel in my hand, arm, and shoulder; would have been worse if I didn't dive. That was pretty stupid overall and my guys wouldn't stop laughing once they realized I was fine
The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death ye will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betray thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!