TIL in 2007, a Navy SEAL Mike Day was shot 27 times by four al Qaeda gunmen and hit by a grenade shrapnel, but he killed all four gunmen and walked out to the extraction helicopter. He recovered and is living with his wife and daughters

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  1. “People hear about my story and they can’t believe it. I was there and I can’t believe it,” Day said. “I got shot 27 times — 16 in the body and 11 times in my body armor. I was shot in both legs, both arms, my abdomen. You throw a finger on me, anything but my head, I got shot there.”

    Mike was able to neutralize all four enemy combatants, secure two prisoners, rescue six women and children, and evacuate to an awaiting helicopter.

  2. His bravery in battle did not go unnoticed. Day is a highly decorated veteran. He’s been awarded 16 medals over the years, including the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

    it took around two years to physically recover from his injuries.

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