iPhone saves US soldier

After helicopters picked him up, medics inspected his injuries. They cut off his clothes and went through his pockets. There, they found his iPhone — with a bullet hole through it. “The medics would come up to me and say, ‘this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.’”

Stubleski wasn’t carrying it for calling or texting. He said he used it as a camera or for music. The doctors told him how lucky he was that the bullet didn’t hit the femoral artery. They said that the iPhone probably changed the trajectory of the bullet, making the wound shallower in his flesh. The protective cover he had on his phone made it so the glass didn’t shatter, making his wounds worse. He and his friends joked they should replace their body armor with iPads.

Great story.



  • samdchuck

    “The protective cover he had on his phone made it so the glass didn’t shatter, making his wounds worse.” Yet another reason not to use dumb covers.

    • http://twitter.com/Muero Muero

      I think the sentence means his wounds were not worse, but would have been without the protective cover.

  • Abod

    That was really cool .

  • http://jailbreakmatrix.com/ Matthew Martinez

    Did it make his wounds worse or did it make it less severe? Please clarify as you seem to contradict the whole story after the protective case.

  • Jj

    If the glass shattered, creating multiple sharp projectiles, his wounds would have been worse. The cover prevented the glass from breaking and causing worse injuries. Author forgot to bring sentence structure down to average 5th grade reading comprehension level, but for this we forgive him.

    • Steven Fisher

      This wasn’t a mistake in aiming the writing too high, but rather in using sloppy writing.