Watch: Video Claims to Show Marine Surviving Sniper Fire to Helmet in Afghanistan

A soldier examines his helmet after being shot by a sniper. YouTube

A video which is claimed to be helmet camera footage from a soldier in Afghanistan shows what appears to be a marine who survives a brush from a sniper's bullet by mere inches. The video depicts three soldiers moving down a dusty corridor. Reaching the end, they stop. One asks, "We got cover out there?" Seconds later, there is soft pop: a sniper bullet has ricocheted off one of the soldier's helmets.

"Oh, s***! Get back!" one soldier yells. All three retreat back down the corridor.

"Dude, you got shot," one says.

The soldier examines his helmet. He discovers the sniper's bullet has penetrated all the way through, stopping a hair's breadth from his skull.