Wednesday, March 26, 2003


A Royal Marine Commando who was shot in the head four times has lived to tell the tale of his lucky escape.Eric Walderman's life was saved by his tough Kevlar helmet after he was caught in enemy gun sights during a savage firefight in Umm Qasr.The four bullets ripped through the outer camouflage of the 25-year-olds' standard-issue helmet but were stopped by the ultra-tough protective Kevlar shell. Just an inch lower and the father-of-one could have joined the list of British casualties.

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