Get this guy on the show- BRITISH soldier who almost single-handedly took on 150 Tali

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And if you ever meet him buy the man a beer.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3511901.ece

A BRITISH soldier who almost single-handedly took on 150 Taliban after he and his 50-man convoy were ambushed in Afghanistan has been awarded the Military Cross.
Fusilier Damien Hields used his grenade machinegun to destroy seven Taliban positions before his ambushers realised he was their main threat. After peppering his vehicle with bullets, they hit the 24-year-old soldier. He had to be dragged off for treatment by his driver after he tried to continue fighting.
From Denby in north Wales, he joined the army at 16 and is married with a four-year-old son. Last summer he was posted with the 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh to Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. One mission, 100 miles north in Uruzgan province, was to help Dutch troops disrupt the movement of Taliban fighters and drugs smugglers. They were on their way back to Kandahar on June 3, driving south in a valley, when the Taliban attacked. One of the Land Rovers hit a landmine and was flipped upside down by the blast. “There were Taliban dug in all around and they started hitting us with AK47s and mortars. We could not see where they were at first.”
Hields followed the trail of RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenades coming towards him and started firing grenades one at a time, trying to home in. “Then I switched to automatic fire,” he said. A grenade machine gun has a box with 32 grenade rounds. “I emptied a box onto that position and you could see all the dust and smoke flying about where they hit.
“After that no fire came back from that position and I moved on to the next one. One or two rounds until I got onto the target, and switch to automatic and empty the box.”
Realising that Hields was the main threat to them, the remaining Taliban fighters homed in on him with their RPG7s, Dushka heavy machineguns and Kalash-nikov rifles. Hields was undaunted and continued firing.
“I got through six boxes in about 15 minutes and we were winning the fight,” he said. “They started it. We were going to finish it.”
One of the Taliban rounds finally hit home as he was bending down to reload. “I felt a sharp punch in the kidneys on my right side,” he said. “It knocked me into the bottom of the [Land-Rover]. I looked down and saw a hole in my body armour and a bit of blood.”
Hields said: “It turned out the bullet had smashed a rib and gone out of me again without touching any internal organs which was very lucky. It was just a flesh wound really.”

 

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Phenomenal!!!!!
 
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How could Haji not know that a man firing a MK19 machine gun was their MAIN threat? If I saw a stream of grenades I'd think pretty quick that he's the motherfucker that's going to kill EVERYONE.

Stupid camel jockeys.

But it's good that the Brit wasn't killed and just had a bullet glance from his rib.

 

VMS

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I'm thinking he had a pintle-mounted Mk 19-3? It's the only box-fed automatic grenade launcher I can think of, unless the Brits have something of their own.

Good work. The Brits generally train their guys up VERY well. They don't quite have our logistical abilities, which hampers them, but their guys at the tip of the spear are excellent.
 

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Fucking awesome!:clap::clap::clap::clap:
Front page worthy story that will never even make page 36. Only Taliban and Al Quaida victories are recognized by the mainstream media.
 

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:clap::clap::clap:
Well done soldier. You are an inspiration for your peers.
 

Jerry1

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That is a great story. This one's for him!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWdrsa2OHh0[/media]
 

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what a load of bollocks.... you should have seen me at COD4 last night.. I kicked ass, didn't get hurt and you don't see me bitching about medals.... oh wait... that was real life? fuck.
 

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love the " monty Python " quip at the end.....

Isnt watching technology destroy the religious nuts beautiful.

I love the smell of dismissed religion in the morning.
 

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We have enough traitors in this country and we needn't import them.

BUT

This is the only foreigner I'd want the constitution changed for to become my president.
 

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Fucking awesome!:clap::clap::clap::clap:
Front page worthy story that will never even make page 36. Only Taliban and Al Quaida victories are recognized by the mainstream media.
Are there any taliban or al qaeda victories? I'm under the impression that whenever they come up against a real military they get their asses handed to them.
 

Ego

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They're gonna get this guy into politics if for nothing else as a figurehead that people can be inspired by.
 

Ego

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I hope the soldiers really do that over there, and let those scum know all about it.
 

VMS

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Are there any taliban or al qaeda victories? I'm under the impression that whenever they come up against a real military they get their asses handed to them.
Which is why their "victories" are defined (by the media) as when they successfully remote detonate an IED that strikes either civilians or military personnel.

Head-to-head, they just don't win. Ever. That's why they've gone to guerilla warfare techniques.

Every military strategist/planner KNOWS how to defeat guerilla warfare. Civilians just generally aren't patient enough to let the military take the time it needs to accomplish that victory.
 

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royal marines, the queens killing machine

ooooorah!
 

Vyce

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I'm thinking he had a pintle-mounted Mk 19-3? It's the only box-fed automatic grenade launcher I can think of, unless the Brits have something of their own.
Fucking n00b t00bers!
 

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They're gonna get this guy into politics if for nothing else as a figurehead that people can be inspired by.
Now he can go back to London, and kill all the Taliban roaming the streets there, freely. Fucking pussy British politicians should take a page outta his book.