[GRAPHIC COMBAT FOOTAGE] U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight
For those who have never served in the Armed Forces, pay close attention. This is what the brave men and women of our military have had to deal with. So maybe the next time you see a veteran you might show a little respect for the sacrifices they made on your behalf. Whether they are young, or old, these people put their own needs aside for the greater good of the American people. Some lost limbs, some lost their life.
They were color blind, they never saw the “race” of their fellow service members, all were brothers. There are those among you that can certainly learn from them. Think about that the next time some ignorant scumbag calls America a “racist” country, or burns our flag. Most of all, think about the parents, or wives, that have been handed a folded flag that will never again hold their loved-ones in their arms.
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.