29 November 2013

(VIDEO) "I'm hit!" - Soldier's Helmet Cam Captures His Firefight | RallyPoint.com



When you're in the midst of incoming rounds, life can almost seem surreal as you focus on maneuver and the principles and tactics you've learned.

We don't have a lot of context for this specific situation, but it's a vivid and raw depiction of what ground missions can be like through a Soldier's eyes in Afghanistan.

Respect.

-- The RallyPoint.com team





12 comments:

  1. Was he the only one there or were the others hit also?
    What was the outcome of this?

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  2. Where was his buddy? Why was he moving alone and moving in the open?

    Hope he made it.

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  3. I'm with Iron Sights on this one, where's his battle buddy? , why was he moving alone?, where's his cover?, Why move down when you have the high ground?, Locate the origin of incomming fire and assault that position? What happened here?

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  4. definitely tried a Rambo and failed. good thing he didn't have to pay with his life.

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  5. 1. Why move from behind cover?
    2. No aiming? Just firing for sh*$s and giggles? You have a site, use it.
    3. Spend less time yelling that you're hit and treat your wounds. Self aid, then buddy aid.
    4. No Individual Movement Techniques (IMT)? Just run around without your buddies?
    5. Why did he throw his rifle?
    6. Don't focus on your wound. Focus on returning fire. Your buddies can't be expected to run out into the open like you did, until the enemy is eliminated. You are bait to draw the rest of your pals out from behind cover.

    I could go on. I hope he made it and that he heals up quickly. I'll be showing my troops this video as a "what not to do" example in the future. Remember, if you are wounded, treat yourself. They teach you how to do first aid in basic training.

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    1. the cam was on top of his helmet where the rhino mount was. about 8 inch above where his eyes would aim down the rifle. the ACOG, or CCO he was using has 1 and a half inch raise above the iron sites. so what looks to be shooting from the hip. it shows he kneels and aims dont his M4 and fires. its the Camera making it look higher then it should be. secondly, hes yelling hes hit to notify his combat buds hes hit, them hearing this will notify he isnt killed and he is still conscious. from the start of this video he wasnt behind cover to start with so him moving from cover is invalid. him individually moving without his buddies can have numerous reasons behind it, he was order too maybe, he was drawing the fire away from his comrades AKA selfless service or he was looking for a better vantage point at which he notified his squad where he was going. he did everything correctly, running with ur buddies makes u all a bigger target to fire at.... you also mention "spend less time yelling that ur hit and treat your wounds" then u say "dont focus on your wounds, focus on returning fire." What the hell are u talking about??? depending on the location he is hit. most likely his leg or arm. no matter what situation happens. take a tourniquet and wrap that shit. loss of blood is loss of life. only takes 10 seconds to do that yourself. his buddies are expected to come to his aid, when the situation allows it. not when the enemy is fully eliminated... the only thing i can agree with from what all u have commented about is the throwing of the rifle. other than that. idk where the hell u got the your info, or who the hell trained you. but ur not combat arms, i cant tell u that much.

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    2. When I was watching this, it seems that when he got hit, the shock of it made him lose his rifle.

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    3. For all you fucking POGs just out of Basic, let me explain this video to you. That is PFC Ted Daniels who was with his unit collecting intelligence on the mountainside when they were ambushed by the Taliban. PFC Daniels was beside his LT when they started taking fire and the rest of his unit was pinned down by machine gun fire so he intentionally exposed himself to draw fire away from them. In the process he got shot four times, one of the shots hit the rifle out of his hand - he didn't throw it. He knows it wasn't the most tactically brilliant thing to do but I think it's pretty damn commendable that when bullets started showering on them his first thought was his unit and not how he's going to get out of this alive.

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  6. I served in the Air Force, so I've never had to take direct fire (thankfully). So I've never been in a situation like this before; however.

    1) Who is he yelling to, and why doesn't he wait for them to respond?
    2) At the beginning of the vid you can see two troops at the wall preparing to enter the compound, but he is firing WAY right of the entire compound.

    Like I said before, I have NEVER been in an engagement like this, so I don't know what it's like, but this seems a bit staged to me.

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  7. Aside from apparently moving alone the biggest issue I see is that he screams I'm hit a dozen times and simply lays there. Why is he not preforming self aid? Why is he not returning fire? He lays there seemingly helpless and unable to do anything but he keeps moving around and moving his arms he finally grabs his weapon but then does nothing with it. I have been in combat before and understand it is crazy and confusing and all that and while I have never been shot and I do not know where he was shot he seems to have forgotten some basic training.

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    1. Not trying to say he was a bad soldier or anything bad just pointing out what I see.

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  8. Unknown Stated "That is PFC Ted Daniels who was with his unit collecting intelligence on the mountainside when they were ambushed by the Taliban." He also states that the PFC committed a selfless act by attempting to draw fire away from his LT. and Unit. He also stated that they got tagged out in the open. So, in retrospect, I have a better understand of what happened here and although I don't agree with the PFC's every action and movement, I understand it better.

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