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Lance Cpl. Matthew W. McElhinney has been shot in the back just below his body armor and just above his right buttock during a gun battle with Taliban fighters near Marjah, Afghanistan. There is no exit wound, and the extent of his injury is unknown. But McElhinney is bleeding profusely and in a lot of pain as his buddies from Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment work to stop the loss of blood and to keep him from going into shock. March 10, 2010. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES