National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, takes a break as he testifies beforebefore the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2019. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS

A GQ story from Oct. 29 said that Lt. Col. Alexander VIndman, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, originally ran with a line saying that Vindman was awarded the Purple Heart after being injured by an IUD.
Nearly a month later, a screenshot of the correction began circulating on Twitter, noting that Vindman was injured by an IED — an improvised explosive device — and not an IUD, a method of birth control.
Vindman left Ukraine for the United States when he was 3, and now serves in the National Security Council as an expert on Ukraine.
He has testified in the impeachment inquiry about overhearing a July 25 phone call between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky to invesitgate Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president.
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An Oct. 29 GQ story about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and how President Donald Trump regularly dismisses and disparages military veterans originally ran with a small — but glaring — mistake, stating that Vindman was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded by an IUD while on tour in Iraq.

A correction to the story noted that Vindman was actually injured by an IED, or an improvised explosive device, a common weapon deployed in combat zones. An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a very effective birth control method that can cause some pain and complications, but rarely kills or maims.

Screenshots of the correction started making their way around Twitter on Friday.

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— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) November 22, 2019

literally every time I say “IUD” i wonder if I’m getting it wrong and telling women to implant explosives into themselves so i feel this …read more

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