An 80-year old soldier during the Revolutionary War was shot in the face and stabbed 13 times. He survived and lived to be 98!
Samuel Whittemore: English-American farmer, solider, and man of steal. At the age of 80, he became the oldest known colonial combatant in the American Revolutionary War. During a Battle of Lexington and Concord, one of the opening engagements of the war; Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed a British relief brigade.
After he killed about 13 British soldiers, a British detachment finally reached his position. Even while armed with his trusty sword, he was shot in the face, stabbed with a bayonette 13 times, and left in a pool of blood.
However, when Whittemore was discovered, he was still alive and even tried to load his musket to fight again. Whittmore lived another 18 years and then died of natural causes at the age of 98.