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U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Wow. Can't post the video here, but Youtube the title of this thread.

    The video is pretty intense.

    This is the description to the video.

    No rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no permanent injuries. This happened in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
    *READ* From the cameraman:

    " I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and i made it down the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my eye pro was shot off of my face. We were doing overwatch on the village to recon and gather intel. I was point heading down the face of the hill with the LT. when we got hit. the rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire. I didn't start the video until a few mins into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety."

    "A round struck the tube by my hand of the 203 grenade launcher which knocked it out of my hands. When I picked the rifle back up it was still functional but the grenade launcher tube had a nice sized 7.62 cal bullet hole in it and was rendered useless. "
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Thank God.

    And God bless the USA.
  3. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Next time - Call in an airstrike.
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's ok to post the link. Right?
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No. He cusses in the video, but on top of that the rules are this is a kid friendly site and that is video of an actual war situation / gun fight. I'm guessing it would be considered too graphic. (some things I've posted before have been brought to my attention)
  6. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    I found some things to be very peculiar about that video.

    Why isn't he running for cover. Instead he is just running around.

    Why is he by himself?

    Not saying this isn't real but those two things seem odd to me.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I noted the description above. He explains what he was doing. (drawing fire, so his squad could escape)
  8. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    The stuff Sam posted says.

    I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    That was pretty intense.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    I bet his adrenaline had his heart pumping hard enough that he heard his heartbeat over the machine gun fire.

    Crazy stuff.

    I will say that I don't think that guy was using his brain with his actions.

    I understand laying down suppressing fire so he can move forward but I also get a little bit of a feeling he was going a little rogue there.

    Either way, just glad the guy is ok now.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what he was doing.

    Could he not have distracted them without stumbling down the mountain?

    I dunno, just seems like all the military experience and training that these guys have could produce a more sensible means of dealing with the situation.

    Ballsy and I am glad it worked out but what if he were shot and injured? Then there's no more distraction and the guys he's trying to save are again the main targets.

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