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Recon Marines Use Fire and Maneuver to Repel Enemy Ambush

Rating: 4.50 - Votes: 10 - Views: 24128
Added by: bu187, 09-06-2012
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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).

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Yesterday, 10:24 AM #87453
   
Fr0ntal0b0t0my
Private

Those birds aren't singing, they're chirping: "knock off all that damn racket!" They're also probably wondering why they don't hear any "snackbars" that usually follow such an intense volley.
   
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03-12-2013, 08:54 AM #71469
LetsTripOutAndDie    
LetsTripOutAndDie
Warrant Officer

great vid
   
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09-28-2012, 11:53 AM #62990
   
carthief
Private

Wow.. I stupidly assumed the crops were something similar to corn...amazing to see those poppies up close. And the size of the crop, which I'm sure is minute compared to many.
   
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09-08-2012, 09:09 AM #61071
   
fistsofgod
Corporal

about what is the distribution in all this outgoing gunfire between suppression and actual in sight targets?
   
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09-07-2012, 03:20 PM #60996
gutro    
gutro
Warrant Officer

fantastic clip... good communication and decision making. No hesitation, just getting the job done.
   
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09-07-2012, 05:55 AM #60948
GlenUK    
GlenUK
Corporal

Great post
   
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09-06-2012, 04:36 PM #60881
concrete pump    
concrete pump
Private First Class

Great video dude, what amazes me (other than the display of immense courage under fire) is the fact that while this intense firefight is happening the birds are still singing in the trees.....
   
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