An unnamed US soldier and his squad were engaged in intelligence gathering operation and reconnaissance in the Kunar province when they came under heavy fire from Taliban insurgents. With the rest of the squad pinned down, the soldier decided to step out in the open completely exposed to gunfire. His main aim was to distract the Taliban and shift their focus so that his squad could get to safety.
While further describing the situation he said that he got a hit almost 4 times. His helmet cam died and he made it down the mountain all on his own. Luckily, no bullets managed to penetrate his body armor and he suffered no permanent injuries.
The video after it was posted from Reddit drew immense attention from internet audience. Some blamed the soldier for getting shot, claiming that he made the wrong decision to descend alone without any cover.
Another redditor said, “He changes magazine while sitting up, he has to dig for his ammo.” “If you provide good security and you find cover. You will live a lot longer.”
According to some of the Redditors who are Marines, this goes against everything they are taught as US Marines. Every step that the soldier took was wrong. WhiteRapper says: “ I'm glad this guy is ok but jesus where on earth did this guy goto infantry school, if you wanted a good example of "All the wrong s*** to do while taking fire" this would be a great example.” You can read more here.
While it’s easy to pass comments sitting in the comfort of our homes, it is not obviously the easiest of the things to fight on the front line.