Ipod saves Soldier's Life 2

The front of the Ipod.


Critical update***********************

I have talked to Kevin and he has told me the real story of getting shot in the iPod.


The Armor stopped the bullet. Kevin didn't know he was shot. The iPod was how he found out.


The full story:

iPod tells soldier he was shot - the real story




Photos sent to me by my friend Danny with this caption:


My wife’s uncle works in a military hospital and told me about this. Its pretty amazing. Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq (Tikrit I believe) and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side.


The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor. Fortunately, Kevin suffered no wound.


I thought it was a great story so I posted them here.

  • Joseph Petrella 8y

    Just plain awesome !
  • sony70090241 8y

  • craigxer 8y

    God Bless you, Kevin! We support your mission and are thankful you are safe. iPods are great!
  • Eric E. Anderson 8y

    I've said it before, and I will say it again - thank God for Apple Inc.
  • dune44_2002 8y

    I think the Ipod should get a purple heart for taking a bullet for a soldier. HOORAH!
  • Nik Wilets 8y

    Read the critical update above, I've talked to Kevin and got the story:

    The armor saved his life, the iPod was how he found out he was shot.
  • david_en_chine 8y

    I've always wanted to know how you can open them, I know now ! ;-)
  • Gordon Tarpley 8y

    poor guy lost his whole damn music collection!
  • Christopher Woods 8y

    Best use for an iPod. Ever.

    Apple sent him another iPod. According to the HavanaLion article which has an interview with him, he's already been through two (and Apple wouldn't replace the previous one even with the extended warranty, bastards).

    So once again, bit of PR for the media, everyone's a winner.
  • Juan Da Silva 8y

    Absurd. As if some plastic and 1mm of alu made a difference on the Kevlar.
  • duxxyuk 8y

    Thank god for that iPod. Even if Apple replaced his iPod, president Bush should still re-imburse Kevin with the price of a new one.
  • bllcrr55 8y

    I hoped you backup your information.
    Thanks for serving.
    Served in Vet Nam 68-70, U.S. Army, Armor
  • audi0life0 7y

    wow! extraordinary photo and story. Thank the friends at apple!
  • Vicin Ruiz 7y

    Is this real??? :O
    Apple, you rule.
  • frisco2007 7y

    What a miraculous story! Apple owes him for the advertisement
  • bloggers mosaic 7y

  • Kamillo Reis 7y

    OMG :(
  • PlayItLoud979x 6y

    wow thats..i cant find words to say..incredible
  • Damir Hajdarevic 5y

    Doc Lucio
  • let me kill yourself in myself 5y

    Wow a suicidal ipod!

    That guy probably have his ipod filled with the jonas brothers, lady gaga, beyonce, enrique iglesias, and all that crappy "music" you hear on mtv nowadays.
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