By JESSICA JORDAN
As Afghan forces were pelting the five humvees carrying American soldiers without mercy, then-Pvt. Channing Moss took aim and fired back with the machine gun fixed atop one of the tanks under fire.
The Gainesville native and his unit had been traveling along the Pakistan border in southeastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, in an attempt to cover a half-day's journey on a mission to a remote Afghan village when they were ambushed by insurgents.
Moss saw a rocket propelled grenade fly in front of his face, and then he felt a force push him against the tank wall.
"I looked down and saw the tailfins of the rocket sticking out of my left pelvic bone," Moss told The Times on Thursday. He had been hit by an RPG that had not detonated upon contact.
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