|An enemy in Afghanistan fires a missile at a Royal Marine at 130 metres per second - and the Royal Marine just jumped over it! He then blasted the attacker with a mortar.....
Marine's Elvis jump saves life
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
March 15, 2007
A LUCKY Royal Marine has told how he escaped death from a Taliban rocket — by jumping in the air like ELVIS so the speeding missile flew underneath him.
Garry Halliwell, 28, had moments to react as the 130 metres-a-second rocket propelled grenade hurtled towards him at knee height.
The commando — dubbed Geri by pals in Afghanistan — decided the last second “disco” jump was his only hope.
At the crucial moment he did an airborne SPLITS and dodged the killer rocket.
Garry, of J Company, 42 Commando, said: “I couldn’t believe it went through. My Elvis routine helped. I do it on the dancefloor.”
In reply, he blasted the attacker with a mortar, in Helmand province.