Soldiers create bullet proof face shield for Humvee turret gunners

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Soldiers create bullet proof face shield for Humvee turret gunners

Great to see improvisation in the field. A bullet proof shield protects the vulnerable gunners on top of Hummers in iraq.

Sgt. Mabon Briola (left), 36, of Yigo, Guam, a soldier with Apache Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, from Fort Bliss, Texas, created a bulletproof face shield to protect Humvee turret gunners.

Spc. Gabriel Hernandez, 22, of San Antonio, Texas, mans a .50-caliber machine gun behind the bullet-proof glass shield.

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By netchicken: posted on 8-11-2007

And the bullet proof shield immediately saves a life

Spc. Gabriel Hernandez, 22, of San Antonio displays a bulletproof face shield that took a direct hit recently from a 7.62mm round fired by insurgents.

The shield saved the gunner from being hit in the face.

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By netchicken: posted on 8-11-2007








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