Live From Afghanistan of the Day

Pin It
Via Gawker
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

This is crazy, but here goes --

An unknown U.S. soldier and his squad were in the middle of recon in Afghanistan's scary-as-all-hell Kunar Province when they came under heavy machine gun fire from Taliban insurgents.

With the rest of his guys "pinned down," the soldier stepped out into the open "to draw fire so my squad could get to safety."

Thankfully, he caught it all on his helmet cam and lived to tell about it:

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.

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.

The footage is "part of an ongoing documentation of the war in Afghanistan" -- new stuff goes up daily.

(Not Safe For Work -- language.)

Next on The Daily What

Early Bird Special
Comments - Click to show - Click to hide