Tuesday, July 19, 2005


(I know recycling older posts is cheating, but check out the updates below)

Looks like those SAPI plates that we wear in our Interceptor Body Armor (IBA) really do work. Jack Army has an amazing video of a soldier getting shot by an anti-Iraqi sniper and then hopping right back up with his weapon at the ready.
I'm glad the IBA works as advertised.
update: Greyhawk has the backstory behind the amazing video.
another update: Jack Army has a letter from the PFC who was shot and pictures of the plate and his chest.
still another update: ROFAsix has some insightful commentary about lessons we should learn from the shooting.