Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It wasn't his day to die

Hit in the forehead with a sniper's bullet, was just the opening act. U.S. Marine Walks Away From Shot to Helmet in Afghanistan - WSJ.com
The Casper, Wyo., native was kneeling on the roof of the one-story outpost, looking for targets.

He was reaching back to his left for his rifle when the sniper's round slammed into his helmet.

The impact knocked him onto his back.
His helmet and his night-vision equipment stopped the bullet, leaving him only with a small red lump above his eye.

While he was in the aid station, a grenade exploded on top of his position. (His partner survived that blast.)

He was back at his post a few minutes later.

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