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Record number of times someone has been shot, and survived?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wacki, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. ThorinNNY

    ThorinNNY Member

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    Cole Younger carried 11 bullets in his body yet still managed to live a long life.I don`t know how many times he was shot at in his career, or how many hits he took.Walking around with 11 bullets still in his body seems to be a testiment to his luck,strength and stamina.
     
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    Wikipedia doesnt mention any of this. Got a source?

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    Not a record at all. However, I have a friend who is a WWII vet serving in Germany. While on night patrol, he and his company (5 others-only he survived) was ambushed by Germans and he was shot with a 9mm submachine gun. He was he BAR man, pulled the trigger on the BAR and turned to face the enemy. He was not sure if he connected in this case.

    He has a 'seam' of 9mm 'stitches' starting in is back just left of midline, around under his arm and a couple finished in the front on the left side. I've seen all the scars-not sure how many but likely 6-8 holes.

    That put him out of the war, but he survived after about 6 months in the hospital and is still living.

    VERY interesting guy to visit with!
     
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    Years ago I read a book on the Winter War in Finland where there was an anecdote about a Finnish soldier who was shot 20+ times during a single engagement. Medical staff found him to be still vaguely alive but so bad off and beyond help that they placed him in the tent holding KIAs. Several hours later he scared the bejesus out of a medical orderly by sitting up and asking for a cigarette.
     
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    Nice try, piece of meat, but I don't think you'll find anyone buying that.

    That said, many of these other stories are actually true. The reason we believe things like Benavidez's 37 wounds is because of the extensive record trail for his injuries which were necessary for him to receive his Medal of Honor. So that one at least shows you how bad it can get and still have someone chugging.
     
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    Just goes to show that if the bullets don't connect with vital structures, then you can't count on the person going down, even with multiple "head" shots.

    It should be noted that Harry Whittington was shot somewhere between 150 and 200 times and still carries 30 or so pieces of birdshot in his body and he was 78 at the time he was shot!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Whittington
     
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    I agree, there is no documentation for some of these. At least none I can find and some my have been exaggerated a bit. The Benevedis story is well documented though. Not to lessen anything, but of his 37 wounds most were probably superficial shrapnel wounds. He did take 1 round from a 7.62 round through a lung that just missed his heart. Several were in extremeties such as arms and legs, but the amazing thing about his story is that he stayed in the fight and directed air stirkes and artillery for 6 hours after being hit as soon as he stepped off the chopper. His actions saved many other lives as he protected several who were out of the fight until help could arrive.

    Most of his most serious wounds came near the end of the fight as they were boarding evacuton choppers. When he finally received the MOH in 1980 Ronald Reagan remarked that if they ever made a movie about his experienes people would not watch it because they would say it was not believable.

    If you haven't already done so,you should read this.

    http://www.psywarrior.com/benavidez.html
     
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    Some show I saw years ago, I forget the actual storyline of the show, but one "participant" giving his story had put an AR type rifle under his chin and fired. He was still alive with a face that looked like a train wreck, but alive either way. The pressures here should have killed him simply 'close' to his head.

    Another example was a "cops" type show, again, years ago, where a huge PCP induced thug took countless hits from all directions to go down. Regardless of what a "normal" human can take, a simple example of our needs for higher capacity mags is when potent drugs are involved with the perp. Yeah, I know... we have laws to prevent drug use so this is simple paranoia on my part... Sorry.

    Why do I need 30 round mags? 100 rounders are too heavy and tend to jam.
     
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