first published on July 12, 2019 by Will
A video from a deployment to southern Afghanistan in 2012 shows a soldier come within inches of being killed by a burst of hostilities small arms fire.
The video uploader describes the incident as their third engagement of the day, which explains why they are cautiously peering out from cover. They knew that enemy was in the area and that they were being watched.
Judging by the accuracy of the round, the Taliban rifleman was likely close by, within a couple hundred meters. That’s one lucky dude.