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Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Injured Soldier Carries Shrapnel That Almost Killed Her

A Minden, Neb., soldier who survived a roadside bombing in Iraq is back home in Minden recovering from her wounds.

Rachelle Spors was in the unit that lost a fellow medic. Spors carries the piece of shrapnel that nearly killed her.

"It just went right into my lungs," Spors said.

Spors' ambulance was hit along a roadside last month. The blast killed Tricia Jameson, 34, of Omaha. Jameson and Spors were driving to help some wounded Marines to safety.

"The next thing I knew, there was just a blast," Spors said.

The ambulance started spinning.

"I look over and saw Tricia, and I'm, like, 'Oh, my God, help me!' So I started yelling," Spors said. "Someone finally opened the door, and I just was, like, 'Get me out.'"

Spors was pulled free, but she couldn’t feel her legs. Two vertebrae had been fractured and two ribs broken.

Semper Fi


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