At 5 a.m. on May 4th, 87-year-old Alfred Mann woke up with a strange object in his mouth. Reaching for his handkerchief, he spat out a half-inch metal shard -- shrapnel from a battle injury he sustained 65 years ago.
"It was a surprise," said Mann of Sheldon, Birmingham, in the U.K.
Mann, who served as a nurse with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II, was injured by an exploding land mine in Monte Cassino, Italy, at age 19. The blast left him with injuries to his face, shoulder...Full Story