Bullet-Stopping Wave Saves Soldier’s Life
“My name is Miro and I am a soldier in the Slovakian Army. I have received the medal of honor for my country and have participated in 6 NATO campaigns, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Having quality equipment is vital for my job. I bought a Leatherman knife in my tour of duty in Iraq, and carried it on my duties in Afghanistan. This tool is very useful to me as I work in the EOD, pyrotechnic field.
Recently I credited it with saving my life during my present tour in Afghanistan. My squad became embroiled in a fire fight with the Taliban. Out of the fifteen members of my team one was killed, two were heavily wounded and taken to Role 3 hospital in Kandahar, I took some shrapnel to the head and the bullet meant to kill me was stopped by my Leatherman that I carried on my belt. After my men were attended to, I talked to the doctor. He said if the Leatherman hadn’t stopped the bullet it would have hit a main artery, and I would have bled out within minutes. This was such a miracle I wanted to share this story with you.”