first published on September 27, 2017 by Will
Classic footage from early in the fight against ISIS shows an Iraqi Soldier attempt to show off for his cameraman buddy during a firefight. He hoists his machine gun up and begins spraying over a berm. Satisfied with how completely awesome he looks, knowing he will become a social media gunslinging celebrity, he drops the weapon and begins his cool guy walk toward the camera. Suddenly, an enemy round zips in, nailing him squarely in the head, which sends his hat sailing straight up into the air. He hits the ground, stone dead. He wanted to make an awesome combat video, but he had no idea how mind-blowing it would be.