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John Wendle

On helmets

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A Heads-Up About Helmets – a good warning and a good thing to keep in mind.

The other thing the Sgt. told us when we were riding in the back of the MRAP was to always wear our helmets in case we got hit with an IED to protect us from hitting our head around the interior.

As I shoved myself into the race car style seat and strapped into the three point racing harness, Sgt. Jersey said, “if we are hit with an IED or if we roll (MRAPs roll at a 20 degree side grade) keep your arms and legs close to your body. Anything hanging out will get ripped off.”

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Written by johnwendle

October 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm

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