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Necessity is the mother of invention - got this e-mail this morning - thought
you'd all like it.

Subject: MARINES AND TAMPONS (A GREAT STORY)

Tampons to the rescue in Iraq!! Don't worry, it's a good story, and worth
reading. It's even humorous in parts. It's from the mother of a Marine in
Iraq.

My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them were and
wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy we'll call Marine X,
got a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said,
"Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so
every time he goes to sleep they steal it from him." I told my son I was really
sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another
package. He told me not to worry about Marine X because every time I send
something to him, Marine X thinks it's for him too.

He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X came
over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said,
"What'd we get this time?"

My son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. He said he wasn't
sure who we were sending the pack to, but the panties were size 20, and he
said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with the panties
over his head and yelled, "Look at me, I'm an Airborne Ranger!!!!"

One of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in the wind like
a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile. Then of course.......they
had those tampons.

When he brought this up, my imagination just went running, but he continued.

My son said they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted the Chap-Stick and
lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his care package and got
in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the tampons too, and my son said
everyone was teasing him about "not forgetting his feminine hygiene products."

He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed and a Marine
was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep. He said they were
administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to slow down, and someone
said, "Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!" My son said they put the tampon in the wound.
At this point my son profoundly told Me, "Mom, did you know that tampons expand?"

("Well....yeah!")

They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better medical attention.
When they went to check on him later the surgeon told them, "You guys saved his l
ife. If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would have bled to death." My Son said,
"Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms by mistake saved a Marine's life."

At this point I asked him, "Well, what did you do with the rest of the tampons?"

He said, "Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak jackets, and I
kept two for our first aid kit."

I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can't believe that
something that started out as a mistake then turned into a joke, ended up
saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in mistakes. She
believes God had a plan all along. She believes that "female care package"
was sent to Marine X to save our Marine.

Either way, our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided much
needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine! God bless every one of
you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our Marines, Army, Navy,
Air Force and all our military service personnel.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE!
:-B-: [:D]
 

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Harley Dude
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Great story Zip! Never would have guessed that tampons could be used for that purpose.

I guess I better pack a couple in my biker medical kit! Please don't share this info with the local H.O.G chapter I might get beat to death!
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I actually used wound up spider web (on a stick) on a buddy ... down in Baja once.

Unconventional? Yes. But it worked like a charm.

It's an old indian remedy for bad bleeding. The web helps to trap and coagulate
the blood and it's anti-bacterial, too!

Them desert ****** were pretty smart!
:cool:
 

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Harley Dude
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zipperzap said:
I actually used wound up spider web (on a stick) on a buddy ... down in Baja once.

Unconventional? Yes. But it worked like a charm.

It's an old indian remedy for bad bleeding. The web helps to trap and coagulate
the blood and it's anti-bacterial, too!

Them desert ****** were pretty smart!
:cool:

Yes, its has taken us many years to learn that the Indians had a pretty good idea about medical treatments, land management and spirituality.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Intresting "zip"!.....I dont think the Man dwn gave Rats arse wat they used to stem the bleed I would,nt ;) Save a Marine...at wat ever cost!!! ;)
 

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I had heard of the alternate use for tampons. Now, y'all know what use WWII troops found for the condoms that were passed out at the "Pro Stations" in Europe?

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.....muzzle covers -- they kept rain and snow out of the barrels of their Garands!
 

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Gunny the Gun said:
Tampons are an old marine trick, I had heard that one from my father :shock:
+1 a trick we knew back in the late 70's
 
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