Marine Takes Sniper Bullet to the Helmet; Lives to Tell the Tale

A marine who was clearing a Taliban compound in Afghanistan is lucky to be alive. After he sustained a glancing shot to the helmet from an unseen sniper.

photo credit YouTube

The incident was captured on a helmet cam by Sam Arnold and posted to YouTube by War Leaks – Military Blog.

According to the video’s description: U.S Marine survives a non-fatal headshot by a Taliban sniper in Afghanistan. Luckily the bullet only hit his helmet and didn’t cause fatal damages. His other squad members also had luck the bullet didn’t hit one of them. Notable is how calm they reacted to the shot. The attack was recorded on a helmet camera during a joint helicopter raid in the Now Zad district, Helmand Province.

Videos like this highlight how dangerous it is for our servicemen serving overseas. Thank God he was wearing a helmet and was not injured.

Please keep all of our service men and women in your prayers and remember the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. We are deeply indebted to them and they are the reason we have the freedoms that we have.