story by: The Associated Press
photo courtesy of: Sgt. Ray Lewis,USMC
Marine Staff Sgt. Alec Haralovich thought he was going to die when an enemy round struck him in the side as his patrol was attacked last fall in Afghanistan.
The bullet knocked him down, but to Haralovich’s surprise, he wasn’t even bleeding. The bullet had shattered his radio but failed to penetrate his body armor.
Haralovich, who grew up in Juneau, was able to get up, run through an open field and fire a rocket shot that scattered insurgents who had pinned down the Marine Reserve unit.
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