Ipod saves Soldier's Life 2

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    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

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    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.

    Kamyk, macspacejunkie, Thomas Finley, and 65 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Joseph Petrella 97 months ago | reply

      Just plain awesome !

    2. craigxer 97 months ago | reply

      God Bless you, Kevin! We support your mission and are thankful you are safe. iPods are great!

    3. esquareda 97 months ago | reply

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

    4. dune44_2002 97 months ago | reply

      I think the Ipod should get a purple heart for taking a bullet for a soldier. HOORAH!

    5. tikigod 97 months ago | reply

      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.

    6. david_en_chine 97 months ago | reply

      I've always wanted to know how you can open them, I know now ! ;-)

    7. gordontarpley 97 months ago | reply

      poor guy lost his whole damn music collection!

    8. Christopher Woods 97 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. blog.johnbaeyens.com picture dump 97 months ago | reply

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

    10. duxxyuk 97 months ago | reply

      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.

    11. bllcrr55 95 months ago | reply

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

    12. audi0life0 85 months ago | reply

      wow! extraordinary photo and story. Thank the friends at apple!

    13. VicinRuiz 84 months ago | reply

      Is this real??? :O
      Apple, you rule.

    14. frisco2007 84 months ago | reply

      What a miraculous story! Apple owes him for the advertisement

    15. PlayItLoud979x 69 months ago | reply

      wow thats..i cant find words to say..incredible

    16. auiliuinti 54 months ago | reply

      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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