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Marine Sgt. Takes Sniper Round To The Head; Smokes A Cigarette 15 Minutes Later
bigpeace.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Peter Schweizer

Posted on 04/05/2011 5:40:18 PM PDT by PROCON

Remarkable. That’s the only word for this story. His buddies have now nick-named him “Headshot.” From the Marine Corps Times:

Manning the top of a compound south of Sangin, Afghanistan, Sgt. Paul Boothroyd III took a sniper round to the head. He landed face down onto the muddy roof with a thud.

Fifteen minutes later, Boothroyd was bandaged, smiling, smoking a cigarette and giving the “thumbs up” as he waited for the medevac helicopter, to which he walked under his own power.

It’s a “you-gotta-be-kidding-me” story that earned Boothroyd, a signals intelligence operator with 2nd Radio Battalion, a new call sign from his team members: Headshot.

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1 posted on 04/05/2011 5:40:25 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: ConorMacNessa; 2111USMC

Marine Ping!


2 posted on 04/05/2011 5:41:16 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

Thank God he’s okay.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 5:43:27 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PROCON

Dont he know that smoking is bad for a person?lol
God Bless him and all who serve


4 posted on 04/05/2011 5:43:27 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: PROCON

I wonder how long it will take for the tobaccophobes to harass this hero.

“Headshot?”
I LOVE IT!


5 posted on 04/05/2011 5:43:28 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: PROCON

Praise God.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 5:44:19 PM PDT by tioga ( Proud Proofer)
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To: PROCON
Thank the good Lord he is ok and will see his family again.
7 posted on 04/05/2011 5:45:23 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: PROCON; Chieftain

OMG!!

Headshot...great!


8 posted on 04/05/2011 5:45:52 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: PROCON

Is this why they call Marines “jarheads” ?


9 posted on 04/05/2011 5:45:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PROCON

F***! Talk about jar”head”..


10 posted on 04/05/2011 5:45:52 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: PROCON
The bullet pierced his helmet. The Kevlar caught and turned the round, he said, “so instead of going in and thrashing my skull,” it entered through the neck and lodged itself above and behind his right ear.
11 posted on 04/05/2011 5:47:06 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PROCON

He puts John Wayne to shame.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 5:48:51 PM PDT by Defend Liberty
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To: RandallFlagg
I wonder how long it will take for the tobaccophobes to harass this hero.

If they do, he's got a weapon and about six feet of 'mitigating circumstances' wrapped around his brain housing group.

13 posted on 04/05/2011 5:51:41 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: PROCON
Must have grazed the “I want a cigarette” lobe.
14 posted on 04/05/2011 5:53:10 PM PDT by right way right
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To: PapaBear3625

What’s your point?


15 posted on 04/05/2011 5:53:41 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON

Anyones first guess must be that boy is from Kentucky.


16 posted on 04/05/2011 5:56:26 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: PROCON

His Kevlar helmet prevented the round from penetrating his skull.


17 posted on 04/05/2011 5:57:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PROCON

As a former 2531, I can tell you that only a communications Marine could survive this. They got nuthin’ up there.

What a great story to go with the Purple Heart.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 5:58:46 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: PROCON

Similar story from Iraq II.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 5:59:27 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: PROCON

Dude is Crazy! Everyone knows smoking is bad for your heath!


20 posted on 04/05/2011 5:59:43 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Some men are born to be Marines. I’ll bet he was a Roman general in his previous life.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: PROCON

Those cigarettes will kill you!


22 posted on 04/05/2011 6:02:46 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: PROCON

Imagine what the sniper is thinking...”I shot that marine in the head and he’s still alive...those guys must be bulletproof!”


23 posted on 04/05/2011 6:03:01 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: PROCON

Awesome. Biggest smile I’ve had all day. Sounds like a Marine alright.


24 posted on 04/05/2011 6:07:41 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: PROCON
First of all, thank God he's (apparently) okay.

But then I think, these are the types of guys that stand in harms way virtually every hour of every day so we can live peaceably in a very messed up world.

The day can't come soon enough where we have a CIC who'll give due respect and consideration to these brave ones.

25 posted on 04/05/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Soothesayer9; Snardius; Chieftain

TEUFELHUNDE!!!!!!

( THAT’S what the Germans called them cause they were so ferocious!)


26 posted on 04/05/2011 6:10:29 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: PapaBear3625
His Kevlar helmet prevented the round from penetrating his skull.

Yes, way too cool; I read an article here recently where a new combat helmet has been developed and field tested and stopped a 7.62mm AK-47 round at 10 feet!!

Wow!!

27 posted on 04/05/2011 6:14:10 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: MichaelCorleone

God....I miss Bush terribly...How different he was with the troops and their families, I will never forget when he went over and surprised them at Thanksgiving!

What a different response Bush got from the troops, than this A...h... gets whenever he is with them, which is usually from a podium with them looking like they can’t wait till he leaves!

CAN WE PUHLEEEZ GET RID OF THIS JERK IN THE WH!!!!!


28 posted on 04/05/2011 6:15:29 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
From your tag line: Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?

I think he lives out near Middleburg someplace. If I ever run into him I hope I have the presence of mind to say, "By the way, I admire your pictures very much".

I like the Teufelhunde moniker, but I've read that it may be apocryphal.

We have snack cakes around here in the supermarket that are said to be full of fat and sugar and everything else you're supposed to avoid, and go by the name of 'Devil Dogs'. I wonder what it would take to get their marketing department to adopt the slogan, "Come on you sonsofbitches! Do you want to live forever?".

29 posted on 04/05/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: All

Click The Pic

30 posted on 04/05/2011 6:32:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Actually, no, the Germans didn,t. It was a reporter who made it up, it made it by the censors as a favor to the wounded reporter. The reporter screwed up the German plural.


31 posted on 04/05/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by donmeaker ("Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood, Green Ford Torino)
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To: PROCON

Thanks for the ping.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 6:36:47 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: TomasUSMC

PLINK


33 posted on 04/05/2011 6:43:47 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Lancey Howard

You, too!


34 posted on 04/05/2011 6:44:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Cool story!
Thanks for the ping.


35 posted on 04/05/2011 6:49:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ...

(( ping ))


36 posted on 04/05/2011 6:50:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PROCON; Saoirise; Markos33; concretebob; freema; jazusamo; mojitojoe; MestaMachine
Semper Fidelis and praise God! Gotta love a Jarhead.
37 posted on 04/05/2011 6:53:29 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: PROCON

Semper Fi Marine. God Bless and watch over you.


38 posted on 04/05/2011 6:53:50 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: PROCON

The Marines should have raised “Maggies Drawers”!


39 posted on 04/05/2011 6:54:22 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: PROCON
Oh...and may the Taliban maggot who shot at him find himself on the receiving end soon.
40 posted on 04/05/2011 7:00:04 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: Riley

LOL!Great idea for the snack cakes marketing concept!
One more year of the Obozo and this country will be ready for that slogan!

Dang.Just double-dang...You made me go to Google for apocryphal..ha. Nah, I think that IS what the Germans called them.


41 posted on 04/05/2011 7:02:48 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Semper Fi, Sarge!

Return the favor as soon as you get the chance, the result won’t be the same and the muzzie will meet his 72.


42 posted on 04/05/2011 7:04:47 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: donmeaker; Chieftain

Ok..NOW I will have to research that...I will get back to you...ha.

Please ...between work and the Obozo Drama...let me live in my illusions and fantasies and unrealities.ha.


43 posted on 04/05/2011 7:06:07 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: PROCON

Semper Fi, Marine. Recast the bullet and send it back.


44 posted on 04/05/2011 7:11:32 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: PROCON
Oorah! Semper Fi, Do or Die! That's Marine strong, Army Bro!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
45 posted on 04/05/2011 7:11:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Ooh-rah and thanks for your Service, Marine, from an old Army guy!!


46 posted on 04/05/2011 7:26:03 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON
From Blazing Saddles:

Bart: I better go check out this Mongo character.

[Bart reaches for his gun]

Jim: Oh no, don't do that, don't do that. If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.

seems appropriate

Semper Fi!

47 posted on 04/05/2011 7:52:27 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Many thanks for this amazing story!!


48 posted on 04/05/2011 8:57:59 PM PDT by Semper Fi Mom (Mother of a Marine and proud of it! (www.WeSupport Frank.com))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“TEUFELHUNDE!!!”

(”Devil Dogs” for those who don’t speak German.)


49 posted on 04/05/2011 9:20:10 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: All

And yes, the correct spelling is “teufelhunden.”


50 posted on 04/05/2011 9:22:55 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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