This week Flickr user tikigod posted photos of an iPod that reportedly saved the life of a soldier when he was shot with an AK-47. The photo belonged to tikigod's friend Danny, who said:
Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq (Tikrit I believe) and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side.
The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor. Fortunately, Kevin suffered no wound.
Tikigod later got an e-mail from Apple, saying they were working to get Garrad a new iPod.