Local June 12, 2012 | 12:37 pm

Grenade hits Dominican-born Marine in leg, fails to detonate

Santo Domingo.- A Dominican-born U.S. Marine owes his life to nothing less than an miracle, when an explosives expert managed to retrieve a live grenade embedded in his thigh.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. and senior nurse James Gennari stood by the soldier’s side to wait for Army Staff Sgt. Ben Summerfield, explosives ordinance expert who retrieved the live rocket-propelled grenade from the leg of Marine Cpl. Winder Perez CNN and Huffington Post report.

It adds that the operation was risky, because the grenade, launched during a battle in Afghanistan, could’ve detonated at any time, or it could’ve severed an artery in the leg of Perez, who’s from Dominican Republic.

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