29 Apr '14, 2pm

Shot at point-blank range, a Soldier gets the body armor that saved his life via @ArmyNewsService

Shot at point-blank range, a Soldier gets the body armor that saved his life via @ArmyNewsService

Sgt. Timothy Gilboe receives back his life-saving body armor Sgt. Timothy Gilboe receives back the body armor that saved his life three years ago. He received the plate in a ceremony April 18, 2014, in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Portland, Maine. Sgt. Timothy Gilboe receives back his life-saving body armor In this photo taken after the 2011 attack, Sgt. Timothy Gilboe, recovering from his injuries with a bandage around his abdomen, points to the bullet hole in his body armor. He jokes that he is glad the Army didn't issue him a medium-sized plate. Sgt. Timothy Gilboe receives back his life-saving body armor Sgt. Timothy Gilboe stands watch in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in March 2011, a month before the battle in which he was shot at point-blank range.

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/124476

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