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

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.

Read more about the war here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present)


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  1. Instead of trying to find where this shots come from, he just yelling without even holding his rifle in proper position…. BTW no rounds penetrated his armor actually… If THIS is how american soldiers looks like in battle, then terrorists should not be afraid of anything… And i'm not even talking about some more skilled enemies…

  2. The guy was hit more than once. That saying why was he going down further with that much gun fire and no real cover? Hes lucky to be alive. At that point I think id be trying to shoot back as your a full blown target. Unless he's hoping they'd think he was dead and stop shooting at him? It says he lived thank god.

  3. He wasn't using his training,but this shit is very scary and ppl react different than others… Seen men curl up and cry in the middle of this stuff, he held his bearings at least. Salute brother.

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

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