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New York National Guard doctors drive over a land mine
and live to tell the tale

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.


Before DetonationSouth African Mine Resistant Tactical Vehicle.

Detonation!Detonation!

Dr. Deluca after the detonation of a land mine
Shaken but not stirred. Dr. (Lt Col) Joe DeLuca, NYANG, poses after his encounter with the land mine.

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