Recon Marines Use Fire and Maneuver to Repel Enemy Ambush
This is some of the more "intense" footage from a 3 hour long patrol in Upper Sangin Valley. The video begins just after Alpha Element is engaged in what turns out to be a small preliminary ambush.
A word about tactics:
The overwhelming majority of casualties in this area were from IED's. These were usually located in channelized areas between buildings and walls (where there was cover from gunfire). We stuck to open fields because it was easier to repel enemy fighters and treat gunshot wounds than it was to find IED's and treat blown off limbs.
*Side note: Names are muted for privacy, and aftermath footage was left out as a courtesy to both the viewers and the fallen (no Marine casualties).
FLIR - Special Forces drop off, some pretty good footage of insertions etc. thanks to DD990 for submitting this.
The trifecta Attack on taliban position by an A-10, Apache and Kiowa. Credit: Smokey75 (liveleak)
From the gunner: " This was filmed in the Sangin Valley during Feb/March of 2011 by Marine Reservists out of Texas supporting 2nd Recon and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. We'd been in country for only a few weeks at the time of filming." CREDITS: FUNKER530
2-35 Scout Platoon and JTACs 2011-2012 Kunar Province, Sarkani Valley, Asadabad, and Pech River Valley
Dumb Ass Mother Fu*kers...