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NGIB 04-06-2011 02:06 PM

One tough Marine
 
A big Semper Fi for this Marine!

Marine Sgt. Takes Sniper Round to the Head, Smokes a Cigarette 15 Minutes Later - Afghanistan - Fox Nation

Overkill0084 04-06-2011 02:38 PM

Do not mess with that guy :)

IGETEVEN 04-06-2011 02:52 PM

Damn good survival training right there. :cool:

Ironically, them cigarettes will probably be the one thing that eventually brings him down. Carry on Marine! :D

Semper Fi

Dillinger 04-06-2011 02:59 PM

I read the topic and thought - that was a stupid statement, I haven't met a Marine that wasn't tough. Then I read the story... LOL :o

One lucky man, Marine or not. I would like to know some more information about the supposed "sniper" and the round in question. Because if this guy got hit in the head with an AK round and was 'fine' with some field bandages and a smoke, I would have to believe he was at more of the extreme range of that particular projectile. Very lucky.

But, another good story for the good guys!!

JD

Troy Michalik 04-06-2011 03:23 PM

The full article stated that it was a 7.62x54 round that he got hit with. But any way you look at it:
Tough = you betcha!
Lucky = you better believe it!

dunerunner 04-06-2011 03:44 PM

Thank God for Kevlar!! Lucky man!

opaww 04-06-2011 04:02 PM

One of the SMG's I knew we shot in the head in vietnam and survived even went on to do 30 years in the Army. I have also known 2 others who were head shot survivers from nam one did fine all the rest of his life the other not as good.

CA357 04-06-2011 04:32 PM

God bless him and all our troops.

dog2000tj 04-06-2011 04:50 PM

That is one lucky sob, kudos and a testament to some tough sons a guns ;)


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