This certainly won't go down as the first (or last
) time that a shocking photograph and antsy storytellers blow an event out of proportion
, but the HP iPod
that reportedly saved the life
of Kevin Garrad of the 3rd Infantry Division was actually nothing more than a battle scar. Kevin's body armor is actually the unsung hero, as he didn't even know he was shot until he fished around for his Pod and found a mangled piece of white / chrome kit instead. He did mention that he missed having his tunes on tap for the battlefield rituals, and certainly didn't mind it lessening the blow of a bullet to his armor, but it looks like Apple
(or should that be HP
?) will have to remove this now-nullified crowning achievement from the trophy case.
[Via The Raw Feed