William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 1, July, 2010

The Golden BB

Filed under: Forensics — williamthecoroner @ 21:39

Referred to the VC technique of having soldiers fire their AK-47s into the air when U.S. planes were overhead. It didn’t do much, but there was always the chance that something vital would be hit, and it made the soldiers feel better.

I just had a paper accepted recounting a death from an air rifle. The reviewer wants some revisions, but it is a wonderful feeling to finally get it finished. Now, if I can get my two talks for the Colby conference finished over the weekend, I’ll really have accomplished something.



  1. Yay!

    Comment by Angry Professor — Friday, 2, July, 2010 @ 15:00 | Reply

  2. William, the Golden BB also was the term used for the round that hit you bad enough to get you out of combat, but not bad enough to permanently injure you (e.g. serious chest/abdomen, but not loss of limb).

    Comment by Old NFO — Saturday, 3, July, 2010 @ 16:18 | Reply

  3. An air rifle? For real though?

    I mean, I know that probably a couple-three times a year somewhere in our fair land, somebody gets their ticket punched by an airgun, but it’s still odd enough that probably each and every incident rates its very own puzzled “Bhu-wha?”

    Comment by Tam — Tuesday, 6, July, 2010 @ 06:55 | Reply

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