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

Discussion in 'Cool Internet Videos' started by mr. sin, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

    Mar 30, 2005
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    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. "

    This footage is part of an ongoing documentation of the war in Afghanistan.
  2. Discoman

    Discoman Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2010
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    Wow, only a day out and 500K views. Brave fellow to go out of his way, with really no cover, to draw that machine gun fire onto himself. I wonder how he got out of there.
  3. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh

    Mar 10, 2006
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    Cheesus Crackers... take some fricken cover, Rambo. You're hit, we get it. Of course you're hit... you were traipsing around like a duck in a shooting gallery. You're lucky you didn't get hit in your fool head.
  4. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

    Aug 6, 2009
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    Eww, somebody's had a little too much cod today. He shoulda called in a strike and advanced to the next level without losing hit points.
  5. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

    Jan 12, 2010
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    Just run straight at them and stab them with a knife. You can get hit 30 times without dying, and they will be really pissed off when they re-spawn.

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