British Military Hero Shot Between Eyes, Continues Flying Helicopter

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A BRITISH Chinook helicopter pilot was shot between the eyes by a Taliban bullet – but flew on and saved all 20 aboard, The Sun reported.

The Sun reports that Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune, 28, had flown in to pick up casualties as a firefight raged between American and Afghan forces and heavily-armed rebels near Garmsir in Helmand Province.

Flt-Lt Fortune – who had TV presenter Mike Brewer on the aircraft filming a documentary – was advised to hold off on approach to the battle as it was “too hot” on the ground. He circled until troops reported incoming fire had calmed down.

But as he flew in the helicopter came under attack – which continued as casualties were being loaded.

Then, as he lifted off, Flt-Lt Fortune was shot. A bullet hit a metal rail on the front of his helmet which is used to attach night vision goggles. The round then penetrated his helmet hitting him between the eyes. It knocked his head back and caused severe bleeding.

He continued flying, as mentioned, saved those 20 troopers. Did I mention the Chinook also took fire, which shut down the stabilization system?

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    Wow. Simply wow!

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