... until he crushed his finger last Friday. He was unloading a hummer with three other guys. They went to unload a large container from the back, and the guy that was on John's side lost his grip. The container crushed the bones in his little finger. I suppose as far as broken bones goes, if you're going to break a bone, the little finger is a good one to break. He said he had to go all over the base to get it looked after. In the end, they just gave him a popsicle stick splint and some tylenol w/codiene and sent him on his way. Crushed bone between the 2nd and 3rd knuckle, and a fracture between the 1st and 2nd knuckle. He is pissed as hell that this might delay his deployment - and worried as fuck that they might keep him in the rear detachment because of it. On a lighter note - he'll be spending Christmas with me!