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Posted: 1/6/2006 9:22:37 PM EDT


An unreleased Pentagon study of fatal torso wounds to Marines killed in
Iraq found that most might have been prevented or minimized if they had been wearing improved body armor.

The study last summer by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner looked at 93 fatal wounds from the start of the war in March 2003 through June 2005 and concluded that 74 of them were bullet or shrapnel wounds to shoulders or areas of the torso not protected by ceramic armor plating.



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Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:26:11 PM EDT
dupe, the other is still on the first page, look prior to posting
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