Okay, so this helmet cam video was making the rounds a couple of weeks ago and even had its brief air time on the major news networks (CNN, FOX, etc).

I have seen a ton of helmet cam videos of our troops in combat overseas. Some are kinda cool but most consist of what looks like guys firing wildly into bushes. But I cringe to judge them or even make any meaningful commentary as I was not there with them and don’t know the situation at hand. Skipping ahead to my discovery of this video and I just could not help myself. Yes, it is the most anxiety-inducing footage I’ve ever seen as you can see the enemy rounds hitting around him (and one even nailing his 203 as well).

To all the new cherries in the military who find themselves overseas immediately following your initial training please take heed to this post! Here is the breakdown of what happens:

– the poor guy (thankfully he survived this nonsense) and his fellow soldiers are on the top of a hill engaging Taliban forces from the base of the hill/mountain. It’s always good to have elevation and plenty of covers when guys are below you. The shooter in the video might disagree with that assessment as the next words out of his mouth are: “Hey, I’m moving down!”