magine yourself inside a truck that's about to drive over a real land mine. That's what two New York National Guard surgeons volunteered to endure when they attended the Blast Trauma Effects Congress in Pretoria, South Africa recently. Dr. (Lt Col) Joseph DeLuca and Dr. (LTC) Paul Mabry went to a South African military training range to observe new technology designed to minimize explosive injuries.
South African Mine Resistant Tactical Vehicle.
Shaken but not stirred. Dr. (Lt Col) Joe DeLuca, NYANG, poses after his encounter with the land mine.