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Christmas Miracle - Point Blank Range - Iraq

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    Early Christmas Eve morning in 2003, two squads US Army Soldiers in Iraq were assigned to sweep and clear two adjacent homes where Iraq terrorists were holed-up.

    A Army Sgt. was leading one of those assault squads. The other squad hit their target first.

    The Sgt. heard a lot of small arms fire and yelling, so the Sgt thought he would round the corner and size up the situation before advancing his team.

    Unfortunately, as the Sgt turned the corner, he found himself staring directly into the barrel of a 9mm automatic pistol.

    The Sgt never had time to be scared, he just knew he was dead.

    The terrorist pulled the trigger and, miraculously, the Sgt found himself still standing.

    The Sgt figured the bullet had missed. He advanced on the Iraqi, who immediately surrendered.

    After the enemy was rounded up, the Sgt started to feel light headed and one of his Soldiers insisted that he proceed to the hospital.

    The Sgt realized at this time that he had lost his front tooth in the gun fight. He figured the ballistic shock from the weapon’s blast had knocked it loose.

    He was wrong!

    When he reported to the Army hospital early that morning Major Kimberly Perkins, an oral surgeon, took a panograph and discovered the incredible truth.

    The 9mm bullet did NOT miss the Sgt!

    The Sgt was hit directly in the face!

    The bullet entered just below his nose where it impacted the apex of #8. The energy from the bullet was transferred to the tooth, literally ejecting the tooth from its socket, and stopping the bullet in its track. Other than the missing tooth, the majority of the Sgt injuries were confined to soft tissue.

  • #2
    Small wonder the tango surrendered immediately. Superman really is an American.

    Wonder if he ever thanked his orthodontist.

    Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin

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    • #3
      Must've been crap,Darra made ammo... maybe badly UNDER loaded 9x18?
      Gregory Peter DuPont


      • #4
        Edit my post to reflect that I spaced on the location-Iraq, not Afghan/Pak/Khyber area...
        Whoever loaded that ammo was probably asleep at the switch, but I doubt the survivor is going to complain.
        Gregory Peter DuPont


        • #5
          It wasn't his time.