Life-Saving Armor Returned to Soldier
WASHINGTON -- Nearly six years ago, an armor plate stopped a copper projectile from killing Army veteran Bryan Wagner.
That armor plate, along with the copper penetrator propelled from the improvised explosive device, or IED, that detonated near his vehicle in Iraq, was recently returned to Wagner during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla.
"I'm usually not at a lack of words," Wagner said, shortly after he received the armor plate. But he had said very little on stage at the event, calling the experience "humbling more