Marine Sgt. Takes Sniper Round To The Head; Smokes A Cigarette 15 Minutes Later

OK, now that’s hardcore…

 

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Early March 4 in Helmand province, Boothroyd, attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was on a rooftop providing over-watch for a local security patrol. It was his first deployment. Insurgents opened fire, “and I got hit by the first bullet,” he said.

The bullet pierced his helmet. The Kevlar caught and turned the round, he said, “so instead of going in and thrashing my skull,” it entered through the neck and lodged itself above and behind his right ear.

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2 thoughts on “Marine Sgt. Takes Sniper Round To The Head; Smokes A Cigarette 15 Minutes Later”

  1. Charming spunky guy. Love this story. Thanks!

    We are a blessed nation to have military people with this kind of spirit.

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