Vulnus sclopetarium—I found this very interesting term on a soldier’s compiled service record and I had absolutely no idea what it meant. It was listed in a “disease” field. It was actually abbreviated to Vul Sclopet. I found the answer in an article on Fold3. It means that my soldier had a gunshot wound. Seriously? Could they not of just said that?
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