Image Copyright: Courtesy Sgt. Timothy Gilboe
By Joe Gould, Staff writer
Sgt. Timothy Gilboe is taking home one hell of a souvenir.
Gilboe was given an armor plate three years after it saved his life when he charged an AK-47-toting insurgent and was shot point-blank in the belly. Gilboe defeated the gunman bare-handed, protecting his squad.
Gilboe, who was awarded the Silver Star in 2012 for his heroics, was given the armor plate by the acquisition office for soldier equipment at a ceremony on April 18 at a Portland, Maine, Veterans of Foreign Wars post.