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Dillinger 12-12-2008 02:20 PM

Awesome Story!
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_on_re_us/ten_silver_stars

If reading this doesn't cause a problem with your vision and a swelling sense of pride in your heart - you need to reconsider your place of residence.

JD

cpttango30 12-12-2008 04:01 PM

That right there is effin HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH man.

gorknoids 12-12-2008 05:58 PM

Balls the size of space shuttle fuel tanks.

Dillinger 12-12-2008 06:11 PM

How about that sniper, Staff Sgt. Howard, on the SF team? Talk about balls that go clank when you walk?! He covers himself with the body of the interpreter and dumps like 20 bad guys advancing on their position while his guys are repeling/falling down the cliff. :eek:

Amazing brains and balls under EXTREME circumstances....

JD

bkt 12-12-2008 08:39 PM

That's outstanding. Thanks for posting that, JD.

Reading this, I'm reminded of Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Go get this book pronto if you haven't read it yet.

JiroZero713 12-13-2008 03:21 AM

No Americans died? Apparantly the Afgans were aiming for the legs purposefully or something....that's the main wounds I see...sort of the wound and then kill the entire team tactic...but they failed miserably at it.

Hell yes. Bastards deserve more than a medal. To bad that C.K. guy died....sounded like a hopeful American.

CA357 12-13-2008 04:00 AM

Heroes never think they are.

chopkick 12-13-2008 05:02 AM

Our military sure turns out some men!

I bought the book Lone Survivor on ITunes. That is one hell of a freakin story. Loved every minute of it.

Dillinger 12-13-2008 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JiroZero713 (Post 55500)
Apparantly the Afgans were aiming for the legs purposefully or something....that's the main wounds I see...sort of the wound and then kill the entire team tactic...but they failed miserably at it.

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You have to factor in several things. First off, the SF team was on an elevated position, so the ballistics of shooting up hill is far different from shooting across a flat surface. Secondly the SF team was in the middle of assault from multiple points of fire, so their primary focus was to get their head and chests behind cover first, limbs being exposed was probably the result of trying to avoid more important shots around the head region....

JD

JiroZero713 12-13-2008 07:46 PM

True but still pretty well trained men they are. It's good press for the military.

Even heard about a Navy Seal who jumped on a grenade to save his teams life the other day.


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