Most Dangerous Job? (Bullet Proof Vest Tester) (Feb, 1949)
Most Dangerous Job?
“I’d rather be shot at than do the shooting/’ says Leo Krouse. 58-year-old New Yorker, who faces police firing squads to demonstrate a new 14-lb. bulletproof vest for the Spooner Armor Co. “The shooter’s really the one on the spotâ€”not me. He has to make sure he hits the armor.” Slugs spot his vest above, but don’t even flick the ash off his stogie. He’s been stopping bullets for 30 years and never been nickedâ€”yet. For other dangerous jobs, see the article Is Your Job Killing You?â€”page 68.