Sep 27, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
A U.S. soldier in Kunar Province, Afghanistan returned home with no permanent injuries after being shot by a Taliban fighter during a firefight.
According to YouTube channel Funker530 — which has captured footage from tours in Afghanistan for an upcoming documentary — the soldier was hit four times. One of the shots hit the side of his helmet and the camera was shot off of his face.
“When we got hit, the rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire,” the soldier and cameraman says in the video description. “I didn’t start the video until a few minutes into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety.”
From Youtbube: No rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no permanent injuries. This happened in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Published on Sep 26, 2012 by FUNKER530
*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. ”
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