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Believed to be dead by members of his own unit, he was quickly delivered to the morgue where he was to be processed. But when an officer from the aid station took a closer look, he made an earth-shattering discovery. By rubbing a pen along Colone’s foot as he did with every other soldier who was pronounced dead, he was made painfully aware of the fact that a live man was zipped up in a body bag.
I can’t even begin to imagine how John Colone (or the man who realized he wasn’t dead) felt in that moment. Being in a war zone has to be so chaotic, so mistakes happen. This man is just lucky that he escaped with his life.