Mormon missionary survives his third terror attack

Wounded in Brussels, Mason Wells experiences a strange kind of luck.

Hillel Fendel ,

Brussels airport bombing
Brussels airport bombing

An American teenager, hospitalized in Brussels following yesterday's terror attacks there, survived similar attacks in Boston and Paris as well.

The three-time survivor – Mason Wells, 19, a Mormon missionary – had his first scrape with extremist-Muslim terrorists in Boston nearly three years ago. The murderers placed a bomb at the Boston Marathon's finish line on that occasion, murdering three people and wounding 264. Mason was a block away, waiting for his mother who was running the marathon.

Mason was also in Paris last November 13, when a series of coordinated Muslim terrorist attacks in various parts of the city murdered 130 people. He was not hurt.

Yesterday, he experienced his third attack, but this time he was not as lucky. He was at the Brussels airport, together with two other Mormon missionaries, when the suicide bombers detonated bombs in their suitcases.

He suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injures, and second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands.

ABC News reports that Mason's father says he communicated with the boy, and that he will apparently make a full recovery. Mason "shared with us that he was extremely close to the blast where he was burned by it," Chad Wells said.

The man said his son is a "strong kid" who was able to remain calm throughout the ordeal. "I think the Boston experience helped him to stay calm," he said.