US Soldiers Nearly Killed When A 500 Pound Bomb Drops On The Side Of A Mountain They’re Living On.
After spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge line, a U.S. Army mortar teams engage with 60mm mortars. A simultaneous airstrike is called in which accidentally drops a 500 pound bomb on a U.S. Army infantry outpost, mistaking the position for Taliban fighters.
Luckily there were no friendly casualties in this rare incident, due to the First Sergeant’s decision to bring everyone to “stand to” before the drop. It is still unclear what caused the pilot to target the wrong position. “If it wasn’t for the decision of our First Sergeant, three of our guys would have died in that wooden building which was shredded by shrapnel.”
Not only does this video show the horrors of war and the terrifying moment you realize you almost died, it also show how our boys live every day. Each of these young men left their comfortable homes in Tennessee, California, or Montana, to go to Afghanistan, live like this, and fight on behalf of the United States of America. I’m grateful for them, and I’m grateful that I’m at home watching this on my computer instead of camping out on a middle east mountain with the Taliban shooting at me.
VIDEO: 500 Pound Bomb Dropped on U.S. Soldiers By Mistake
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