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    Default Marine gets hit by Taliban sniper, saved by helmet



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    It is "private".

    Also, I am guessing it was "just" a ricochet and not an actual bullet.

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    here ya' go


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    yep looks like it got deflected

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    Quote Originally Posted by AroundTheCorner View Post
    here ya' go

    wueey, I guess it was some lucky shot. For both of them

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    Goes to show that the cavalier helmet did its job. If he had a boonie on, claret would be all over the place

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    Would like to see the SP4 meme with -

    "Ongoing intense discussion on whether the hit to the helmet was a direct shot or a ricochet"



    "Troop wearing helmet that was hit doesn't GAS"


    Glad he lucked out.

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    That's one lucky soldier!

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    Here's another example of a marine shot in the helmet. Starting at 14:50. The damage to the helmet is shown at 16:37. This guy was even luckier.


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    101st Airborne, Afghanistan

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6ff_1311760533

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    Back in 2010 in Marjah one of our company snipers ran into a Taliban fighter at a waadi and the Taliban got two rounds off before our guy could shoot. One struck the scope of his rifle and one hit the helmet, broke the NVG plate and got stuck in the kevlar. It was a 7.62x39 AK round. I didn't see the shooting incident but my QRF unit rolled up on them within minutes and I got to see the Kevlar helmet and the round still stuck in it! Lucky dude. We took him back to the main Fob in Marjah for medical check up and right after he went back to patrolling with his dudes.

    Crazy stuff. Good thing these EOD guys were wearing the better helmets! I think the one I actually used was an older model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    That's one lucky soldier!
    don't let James see this post

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    There was a member here that got hit in the helmet by an RPG. He posted the photos here. Can't remember his name though

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    There was a member here that got hit in the helmet by an RPG. He posted the photos here. Can't remember his name though
    we also had dudes that got hit by tank shells in their vests and survived, back in our warwiththeclones.

    I also remember one time we were crawling up an enemy position and a guy in our company got hit by an aerial missile in his helmet, it bounced off.

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    Maybe you are just being ironic because you joined the forum yesterday...

    Anyway, IIRC, he was a top gunner on a HMMWV, the RPG round hit the roof of the vehicle and bounced off without exploding hitting him on the helmet. He woke up in hospital

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