Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/13/2015 at 10:02:38
Carried Bullet In Body Past 33 Years
Bullet Lodged in Appendix of R. E. Shannon and Was Removed
While in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, 33 years ago, R. E. Shannon of Grundy Center was shot twice. He brought bullets lodged in him back to this country. One of the bullets was removed a short time after. An effort was made to locate and remove the other bullet at the time but it could not be found. The missing bullet made no trouble until about a week ago when Mr. Shannon was taken violently sick with appendicitis. He was taken to a hospital in Waterloo where his appendix was removed. Within the appendix was the missing bullet. It had traveled about the body and it finally took lodging in the human anatomy's tenderest spot and it could not long hide its presence.
Mr. Shannon stood the operation well and will be over it in about the usual time.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1931, pg 1
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