iPod Serves as Body Armor, Saves Soldier’s Life in Iraq

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Date: Friday, April 6th, 2007, 08:35
Category: iPod

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Although Apple probably never intended its iPod to be used as body armor, Kevin Garrad of the 3rd Infantry Division found out otherwise when he was shot with an AK-47 at close range while on patrol in Tikrit. An iPod, which was located on an outside pocket, apparently slowed down the bullet enough to prevent it from piercing his body armor.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has pointed out this image of the iPod after the fact through Flickr user tikigod.
Employees within Apple state that they’ve seen the image and cite that they’re working on sending a replacement out to Garrad.


fullipod.jpg
Although Apple probably never intended its iPod to be used as body armor, Kevin Garrad of the 3rd Infantry Division found out otherwise when he was shot with an AK-47 at close range while on patrol in Tikrit. An iPod, which was located on an outside pocket, apparently slowed down the bullet enough to prevent it from piercing his body armor.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has pointed out this image of the iPod after the fact through Flickr user tikigod.
Employees within Apple state that they’ve seen the image and cite that they’re working on sending a replacement out to Garrad.

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