During his days as a soldier and general, Bulletproof George Washington looked near certain death in the face on many occasions and always emerged unscathed. This was most obvious at the battles of Monongahela and Princeton.
In 1755, Washington fought with British and Colonial forces against French and Native American forces at the Battle of Monongahela. British and colonial officers were specifically targeted and most were killed or injured.
When his British commanding officer, General Edward Braddock, was fatally wounded, Washington rode along the collapsing lines to steady the soldiers. He had two horses shot out from under him but remained uninjured even though men were falling all around him. He later wrote:
“By the miraculous care of providence, I have been protected against all human probability or expectation…”
“For I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt.”
“Although death was levelling my companions on every side of me.”
On 3rd January, 1777, at the Battle of Princeton, Gen. George Washington, now Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, led a counter attack against the British and rode to within thirty yards of enemy lines shouting, “Parade with me my fine fellows, we will have them soon!”
His men were aghast with fear. They felt certain he would be shot at any moment. Yet, once again, Bulletproof George Washington survived unscathed.