iPod Stops AK-47 Round, Saves Soldier in Iraq

2007-04-10
Kevin Garrad, a soldier serving in Iraq with the American 3rd Infantry Division, owes his life to his iPod after the the device stopped a round from an AK-47 while sitting in his upper left chest pocket.

While on patrol in Tikrit Garrad went around a corner only to be confronted with an armed insurgent. The two exchanged fire at point-blank range leaving the insurgent dead and Garrad unwounded but without music.

At short range a 7.62x39mm calibre bullet fired from an AK-47 would stand a good chance of penetrating standard-issue body armour. Adding to his luck it is reported that Apple may replace the damaged device.

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