Well it was a almost day later when i posted. Also i wasn't in a fire fight. Somebody just got brave for about 2 seconds and fired a round. the bullet fragmented and i caught 4 pieces of the fragmenting round. It knocked me to the ground, i bled a descent amount and it burned/throbed for a while. We were in civilian clothes and we had no protection (Murphy's law: military intellegence is a contradiction in terms). I was very lucky, but it is the 3rd time i have taken frag from either a bullet, IED or grenade. i knew as soon as i got hit that I wasn't gonna die, lose a limb or vision, Like I said it wasn't a fire fight either it was 1 shot fired at me. I was more pissed than anything. i guess i was shaken up a little when it happened. I guess u just had to be there. Also this is my 4th combat tour- and while u never get used to getting shot at the post tramatic stress reaction gets easier to deal with when it is an isolated minor event like this. It was pretty damn strange. I guess the best thing i can compare the feelings I had is to getting in a bad (not tragic) car accident. I have the pieces they picked outta my back i will see if i can borrow a camera and post the pics. My buddy caught a piece they can't get out either. he has to go through life with a piece in his arm. I realize now that i was truely lucky because if i caught the piece that my buddy caught in any of the 4 places i got hit then it would have hit my spine, my right lung, left lung or lodged behind my heart. i calmed down by the time i posted.