Helmet-shot Soldier 'luckiest Man In Army'

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    Apr 20, 2009· A soldier has been described as "the luckiest in the British Army" after a bullet went through his helmet, but missed his head by 2mm. Private Leon "Willy" Wilson, 32, a Territorial Army soldier from Bolton, was knocked over by the impact of the shot in Afghanistan. But he was left without a mark after the bullet ripped through his headgear.

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    A British soldier in Afghanistan was dubbed the luckiest man in the military on Monday after a Taliban bullet pierced his helmet - and he lived to tell the tale.

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