Sorry, but I can't really say it better than the facts in this story. One Tough Young Man and the Family that waits for him. I just thought you'd all like to know.
"John McClellan was shot in the head Tuesday while manning his post in Haditha, Iraq. Although he was wearing a helmet, the bullet entered over his left ear and exited through the back of his neck."
"McClellan survived the attack and is being cared for in a hospital in Germany."
I hope the helmet helped anyway. Thanks to Iraq Coalition Casualties.