Good friend of mine sent this via email…
One of the techs he works with told a story about his wife’s late father, who was a marine in the battle of
Among other things, he was on Mt. Suribachi when they raised the flag there. A few days after the flag raising, the Japanese attacked the marines, and another fight broke out. As they are in the middle of everything, a Japanese sniper takes a shot at him. The bullet hits him in the right wrist, and hits his gun hanging from his belt. The round, after completely disabling his right hand, penetrates his leather pistol holster, and embeds itself into the slide of his 1911. fragments from the round penetrate through the other side of the holster, and into his leg, injuring him further. The marine was able to get to the medic, where he was then evacuated to care for his injuries.
So the technician asks if I would like to see it. After telling him the obvious, he calls his wife’s brother and asks if he could bring it up to the shop.
Here are the pictures taken after listening to the same story again from the Marine’s son.
In the holster…
Hole through the slide, after penetrating the Marine’s wrist…
Nice story NFO! Good tune too! Thanks!
Hope there’s not a round in the chamber.
Wonder what weapon fired the round. Would a 6×50 have enough punch to do that much damage?
I believe the Japanese re chambered some of their rifles into a 7.7mm round.
Wow amazing story.
That’s a story that family will cherish for generations to come.
Knowing the 1911, that darn thing would probably still function. 😀
Keads- You’re welcome!
North- That it is!
El Rojo- Ah… yeah, I hope not too- I’ll ask.
WSF- I ‘think’ probably a 7.7 based on the entry size…
Elm- They do Elm, sadly the gent it happened to died three years ago.
Skul- Possible 🙂
ADM- It is.
The weapon is:
Stretch- True on ALL counts!