posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 04:56 PM
Stories like this would be so demoralizing to the enemy you were fighting against. I mean if you were fighting an enemy and you could shoot him 27
times, and THEN he proceeds to kill 4 of your guys, that is not someone I would want to mess with. I think part of the reason they always say that the
body armor is only supposed to take 1 shot is because they don't want you attempting to reuse it after it has taken a round. But that doesn't mean
it will stop functioning. It is an exepensive round, the one that ruins a piece of body armor. Armor is not cheap. The body armor functioned to stop
bullets from hitting any vital organs, which is what saved his life. One thing that seems odd to me is the scenario itself.
Seals are highly trained, and it almost sounds like he had been shot numerous times before ever realizing he was being shot in the first place. Seals
react, they don't stand there stupefied. And despite all these shots, he was still the one to eliminate the insurgents? Not impossible by any means,
but what the heck was his team doing? Of course it would help to know the exact situation, and perhaps he was just the lead man and there was not any
room to maneuver. That type of situation is a bit more understandable, but generally anytime someone enters a room that is to be cleared, you almost
instantaneously will have multiple muzzles pointing around the room. I've seen seals put muzzles over each other, under each other, and around each
other. Their muzzle control was outstanding, and despite the confusion of combat they can refrain from ever putting their teammates in danger from
friendly fire. Amazing stuff to see. They're not the only ones of course.
Whatever happened doesn't change the fact that this is an amazing story. I'm sure this entire firefight happened in a matter of seconds, which means
that nobody was really "slow" on the seal side, rather the enemy was waiting for them and the seals reacted as quickly as humanly possible. When the
enemy knows you are about to enter things get a lot more dangerous. I would not expect the seals to go charging into the room every single time, but
instead to retain some cover outside and see if anyone shoots at them, but again I don't what happened here. I do remember reading about the two
helicopters that were brought down, but I never heard about this particular firefight, that I recall. I wonder how many interesting engagements there
are that we know nothing about? Congratulations to this guy for surviving, and for the work he is doing now to help other specops guys. It is sad
however that he has to work to make sure these guys receive the best medical care, their benefits, etc...That should be something that the system
should take care of.