Soldier Hit By RPG Shrapnel During Intense Helmet Cam Firefight

first published on September 10, 2015 by

This is a great video showing a text book ‘react to contact‘ during an intense firefight in Afghanistan. Troops from the 101st Airborne are constructing a footbridge in a local bazaar/OP when the Taliban, who have no problem shooting into a cluster of Afghani children, open fire.

Instantly, troops find cover and loudly announce where the rounds originated from while returning fire. The squad leader has the machine gunner move to the front and begin suppressing the enemy while calling for indirect fire support on enemy locations.

Meanwhile, the medic gets a wounded ANA soldier to cover and begins treating his injuries. This six and a half minute video is a great representation of what war in the Afghan mountains looks like.