Two people that are very lucky.
1) This first example is from the Georgian Conflict:
Since it was in a war zone, and judging by the size of the wound, I would guess the damage was done by either a 5.56mm or a 7.62mm. It entered the middle of his neck, and then possibly came out about an inch later, then went back in, only to exit again creating the large wound channel. The wound in the middle though might not be related.
Zooming in on the wound *Click Here GRAPHIC PICTURE* , it definitely looks like it opened up into his chest cavity. It’s a miracle that his heart (considering it’s on the left side) or lungs were not damaged enough to kill him.
Picture Source – Theatrum Belli Flickr
2) Say Uncle posted an article today titled do not try to catch a dropped gun, where a guy got shot with a 45-70 and was apparently not in that bad of shape because it ended up being a really bad flesh wound.
This guy and a buddy were sighting their rifles in. One of the guns was leaned up against the 4 wheeler he was standing on. The gun started to fall and I’m not sure if his buddy grabbed it, or something on the bike caught the trigger. Either way, he caught a 325 grain .45-70 round right under the collar bone. I think it goes with out being said, how lucky he is to still be here.
The big hole around his shoulder blade is where the bullet entered and it traveled under his skin and exited right there on his neck, above his spinal cord! –LINK
Seems like the only thing these guys really have to worry about now is an infection.