WATCH: US Marine gets shot in the head and lives, thanks to helmet
Perhaps not many moments can encapsulate a 'close shave' more than this video.
The 3-minute clip was uploaded on Tuesday (Oct 14). It follow three US marines as they took part in a joint helicopter raid in Now Zad, Helmand Province in 2013.
The trio were investigating after hearing gunfire and paused at the exit of a tunnel.
That's when a marksman, believed to be a Taliban sniper, shot the second marine, British newpaper Mirror reported.
Once back under cover, the shot marine said: "My ears are ringing."
The look of relief after he takes out his helmet to see the bullet is certainly palpable.
Although, if it was me, I would never take out my helmet. Ever.
Sources: Daily Beast, YouTube, Mirror