posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 01:09 AM
Originally posted by MrWendal
I am curious....
For all those who are bashing this Soldier, may I ask how many of you have been involved in Combat?
I do not mean paintball, I mean real combat. Vietnam? Gulf War? Anything?
If you have not been in combat, I think your opinion on how he handled the situation holds very little weight.
This is ATS, therefore every opinion is given the wieght that the average member gives to it.
Myself? I think that this Soldier didn't give much thought into his actions prior to taking them. No 3-5 second rush, no looking for cover and
concealment prior to rushing forward, plus it looks like he silhouetted himself prior to moving forward.
I don't know what he was thinking. This was not close combat. (Of course, whenever you are getting shot at, it's always close combat).
But once again, I have to ask. Where were his battle buddies. No matter what firefight I have been involved in, I could always see one fellow squadie
at a minimum.
I think that he just made a poor choice under the stress of battle. One that he was lucky enough to survive.
Then again, their are those who have jumped on live hand grenades to save the lives of their fellows. They are to be honered.
Now, that is close combat.
edit on 27-9-2012 by TDawgRex because: Brain is faster than my fingers