U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight

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No rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no

permanent injuries.

This happened in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
*READ* From the cameraman:

"I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and i made it down

the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my

eye pro was shot off of my face. We were doing overwatch on the village

to recon and gather intel. I was point heading down the face of the hill

with the LT. when we got hit. the rest of the squad was pinned down by

machine gun fire. I didn't start the video until a few mins into the

firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so

my squad could get to safety."

"A round struck the tube by my

hand of the 203 grenade launcher which knocked it out of my hands. When I

picked the rifle back up it was still functional but the grenade

launcher tube had a nice sized 7.62 cal bullet hole in it and was

rendered useless. "

This footage is part of an ongoing documentation of the war in Afghanistan.