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).
few bizarre FLIR clips...
Javelin missile fired at Taliban Fighters during Firefight
5000 pounds of kick ass hits the taliban very close to the US troops. I have a feeling the terrorists had a bad day! Please subscribe for more! Airstrike at around 1:00
Scout snipers with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines provided surveillance while fellow Marines interrupted enemy supply lines during Operation Helmand Viper.
Aftermath of a big damn IED in Afghanistan. Taken in 2012. No life threatening injuries, but it was a close thing. The IED launched the truck into a wheelie, and the force of the front hitting the ground again turned on the helmet cam. It wasn't noticed until hours later that right red light was on.