(KSL-TV) A Utah soldier who says his iPhone helped save him from a suicide bomb wants to thank Apple, and months later will be getting a new phone.
Staff Sgt. Shaun Frank survived a blast from just feet away. Part of the reason is because his iPhone stopped some of the shrapnel from piercing his body.
"They did tell him when he got back to base that that iPhone probably saved his life," said Frank's sister, Alisha Lantz.
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"He wanted to go overseas and fight and be part of fighting for our country," Lantz said.
Frank was just weeks into his second tour of duty last fall when his family got the call every military family dreads. Frank had been injured.