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Soldier Plate Carrier System Saves Soldier’s Life

KDH posted this great clip from an ABC News embed showing how SGT Matthew Mendez was saved by his Soldier Plate Carrier. But let’s not forget that excellent ESAPI plate, Magpul PMAG, and M855 ammo that stopped the round. Well done all!

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5 Responses to “Soldier Plate Carrier System Saves Soldier’s Life”

  1. JK says:

    Funny how I was reading yesterday that most soldiers didn’t like the KDH carrier… blastic buckles failing, side plates misplaced (thus offering poor protection… etc.

    But hey, if it saves lives, that’s what counts!

  2. Odie says:

    I can’t imagine the sort of courage it takes to have morale that high with 6 KIA in one day. hooah hooah

    btw anyone notice the launcher at the end of the report, looked to be an m72

  3. Jack Luz says:

    M-72 launchers are making a big comeback. They are made by Tallye Defense(U.S.A.) and are made under license by Raufause (Norway). The latest versions use a thermobaric warhead, designed to work like both an incindiary and napalm. This is supposed to be a substitute for the flamethrower. The material that makes up the thermobaric warhead is in jelly-like form and can prove dangerouse, if exposed to air/oxygen.

  4. Jorge Felix says:

    1:10 into the video

    ANA soldier just spraying vs. Americans actually aiming

  5. G.B. says:

    Good to see all the good new equipment actually getting to all the guys that need it, but those guys looked like they could have used a few XM25’s in there 🙂