Sunday, December 12, 2004

Irony

AP - When Marine Lance Cpl. David Battle learned he'd either have to sacrifice his ring finger or the wedding band he wore, he told doctors at a field hospital in Iraq to cut off the finger. The 19-year-old suffered a mangled left hand and serious wounds to his legs in a November 13 fire fight in Falluja...

Doctors were preparing to cut off Battle's ring to save as much of his finger as they could.

"But that would mean destroying my wedding ring," he said. "My wife is the strongest woman I know. She's basically running two people's lives since I've been gone. I don't think I could ever repay her or show her how grateful ... how much I love my wife, my soul mate."

With his approval, doctors severed his finger, but somehow in the chaos that followed, they lost his ring. Although Battle was disappointed, his wife, Devon, said she was honored.

HINT TO DOCTORS: IF YOU CUT OFF A GUY'S FINGER TO SAVE HIS WEDDING BAND, DON'T LOSE THE RING!!!

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