first published on January 30, 2016 by Will
A “50 cal” hammers Taliban positions just outside of a combat outpost in Afghanistan. 101st Airborne troops were taking fire from a nearby orchard. The orchard was the most likely avenue of enemy approach and that is why the heavy machine gun was placed where it was. The soldiers also fire 40mm grenades and an AT-4 anti tank rocket at a mud wall and destroy it. The .50 rounds must have been hitting pretty close to their intended target, because a voice over the radio confirms that enemy ICOM chatter indicated that they were hastily breaking contact.