An incredibly close brush with death has one Marine feeling quite lucky. Watch how his helmet saves his life by catching a bullet for him. A matter of inches was all that separated him from death. His amazing luck has been viewed over 1.7 million times.
On a joint helicopter raid in the Now Zad district in Afghanistanâ€™s Helmand Province last year, a US Maine had a very lucky escape. Out of nowhere, the Marines came under Taliban sniper fire. They heard a shot â€“ BAM! A direct hit. Right to the head. Luckily, the soldier shot was wearing his Kevlar helmet and survived completely unscathed! The feeling of relief is palpable amongst the squad â€“ this video really does show the fear and horror of war. And also how important helmets are!