Helo Extraction Of Marines Under Heavy Taliban Fire

first published on July 31, 2020 by

A helo extraction video from the summer of 2011, shows an event where approximately 40 Marines from Lima Co. 3rd Battalion 4th Marines are dropped off by two CH-53’s in the ‘green zone’ in Helmand province to check out a few suspect buildings.

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From the cameraman: “During the wait for the 53’s to pick us up, the Taliban set in all around our position and waited for the helicopters to return. As you can see it took two tries for the pilot to actually land because the LZ was too ‘hot’. The whole ordeal lasted about 3.5hours.”

Thanks to klinesausage88 for sending the footage!