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The Story of Patrick 'Bomb Magnet' Hyde

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the lukiest-unlucky-guy dept.

The Military 1

Normally you wouldn't think that having a nickname like "Bomb Magnet" was a good thing. But in the case of Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Patrick Hyde, the bomb handle appears to be good luck. During his tour Hyde has been hit by IEDs 13 times, 11 in a vehicle and twice while on foot. He's also survived having his Mastiff armored troop carrier struck by rockets twice. From the article: "His unit – A Company 4 Rifles – repelled more than 500 attacks and was forced to contend with 200 improvised explosive device incidents."

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So ? (2, Insightful)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 4 years ago | (#33066384)

He volunteered to go there. If he gets killed fighting America's wars for them, tough shit.
(I write as one whose nephew is trying to get into the British army, and who knows that many members of his family think that he's wrong for doing it.)

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