IBT - He was shot 27 times one night at Iraq’s Anbar Province in April 6, 2007, by Al Qaeda. He not only escaped, but is raising funds today for a brain centre.
Navy SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day with his team and Iraqi scouts was on the prowl for an al Qaeda cell in 2007. The terrorists had shot a couple of helicopters and murdered everyone. He entered a 12×12 room, where four armed al Qaeda leaders were waiting to hit. Immediately there was a barrage on him, and it felt as if someone was “just beating him up with sledge hammers,” Day, now retired, said to CBN News. They shot his rifle out of his hands and hit him 16 times in the arms, legs and abdomen. The other 11 shots fired his body armour, which could sustain itself—as well as him! Miraculously, he did not die although his life could have got over with just one shot. Although the body armour he was wearing was not supposed to disintegrate after just a shot, it managed to withstand everything. The entire battle got over within a distance of 10 feet, Day explained. He was shot everywhere on his body, though his head was spared.
He was still able to overcome the terrorists, escape from the house and reach a medevac helicopter.
Having served in the Navy SEAL for 20 years, he is a highly decorated war veteran, with 16 medals in which the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart are big awards.
He is now raising funds the hard way—in a half Ironman triathlon. It involves putting in 70 miles of some sports that include swimming, biking, and running. He targets $75,000 to help members of not only the military section, but also the general public recover, through the Carrick Brain Centers.
So let me get this straight. This dude stormed into an Al Qaeda stronghold…got shot 27 times through equipment that can adequately handle getting shot once…got hit with a grenade…killed the armed terrorists…cleared the house…went home…recovered…and spent the rest of his days resting comfortably in his home never leaving the couch. Oh wait no, he’s training every day and running triathlons to raise money for brain injuries. Ok got it. So basically what we’re talking about here is the most badass motherfucker alive. Only bad part of the story is that at the end you can literally feel yourself morphing into a gigantic vagina because you’re not even 1/10000000th of the man Chief Mike Day is, but don’t worry, I found out you can eventually get over that and just accept it.
A true American hero.