Austin_bo_Boston: That’s the smile of a man that will never take a moment in his life for granted from then on.
Sonos: I’ve seen saving private ryan, he should put that back on sharpish.
_pm_me_nude_selfies: that’s a beautiful image, I really hope he made it to the hospital
spacecornlovers: His facial expression shows that he knows he is luck to be alive. He looks so smug in that photo.
ZeTian: Bet he was put right back on the field after his recovery the poor bastard.
matthewclare15: Imagine being the great grandson and thinking that if he wouldn’t have worn a helmet you would not have been born.
ThePotatoMasherM17: Lucky bastard…
(Tell me if you got the reference)
PingInDaNorf: Its amazing steel helmets weren’t issued at the start of WW1
NailsNathan: What’s really remarkable about this image is how new the idea of metal helmets were. The British didn’t begin WWI with metal helmets, and this guy’s face says it all.
WWI had crazy advancements in all kinds of military equipment.
DEWFOUR: This helmet will stay in his family for generations to come. Imagine “son, this piece of bucket is why you are here today… ”
kangaroo_tacos: Looks like the actor who played Buck on Band of Brothers