Front Row Seats To A Backseat IED Blast

first published on September 30, 2015 by

Golf Company 2/3 in Nowzad 2009 shoulders through a catastrophic IED attack. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be in the backseat of a seven ton as it got blown up, here you go. No Marines were injured in this video, bonus points to the camera man for accidentally leaving his helmet cam on once they mounted up.

In the event you were actually wondering what it was like to be in an IED blast, here’s a quick synopsis. You feel an utter lack of control in a single second that seems to last at least one hour. There is a sound similar to a pillow being punched, immediately followed by a squealing that seems like it will never stop. Your vision is completely cut out, either surrounded by light, or full of dust.

Afterwards, yelling becomes your only volume, dirt becomes the most prominent taste. Your body is completely numb. Shortly after these feelings and sensations begin to subside (About 5-20 seconds), your automatic actions take over. You regain a semblance of control, you check your buddies to make sure they’re okay, and then the cycle of the Infantryman begins.

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