Normally you wouldn't think that having a nickname like "Bomb Magnet" was a good thing. But in the case of Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Patrick Hyde, the bomb handle appears to be good luck. During his tour Hyde has been hit by IEDs 13 times, 11 in a vehicle and twice while on foot. He's also survived having his Mastiff armored troop carrier struck by rockets twice. From the article: "His unit – A Company 4 Rifles – repelled more than 500 attacks and was forced to contend with 200 improvised explosive device incidents."
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