The video from American Heroes Channel explains that footage was shot in a war zone and that “images and language are real and extremely graphic.” Viewer discretion is advised.
The description notes: “US soldiers take fire from a nearby ridge. An airstrike is called in to remove the threat.”
In the video, CSM Chris Fields is heard saying, “Sir, I got a little bit of movement in the little tertiary valley to the left.” Lt Col Joel Vowell responds, “There’s movement up there?” Fields confirms, saying, “There’s three dudes.”
A shot is taken as one soldier says, “That shot right through us, right here.” CSM Fields holds up the bullet confirming it was just shot, saying, “It’s a Dishka round,” adding, “still warm.”
It’s further explained that they were shot at from the hillside. Fields says, “Let’s get it on!,” as they prepare to retaliate. He adds, “Come on! Let’s go! Get it up and fire! Come on, gunner. You’ve got to be quicker than that. Get that b**ch hot.”
He further directs his team and they find out that one person has been injured and reporting they are okay. One soldier remarks, “It’s not gonna be okay, they don’t know what’s about to hit them.”
And then the air strike hits, with Lt Col Joel Vowell commenting: “That will teach them to shoot at my soldiers.” It’s not over just yet, as a cloud of smoke billows in the distance and another strike is seen.
Despite the heavy action involved, commenters couldn’t get over the people on bikes who just roll by after all the hubbub, with one noting: “how cool are the guys on the bikes?” and another adding, “Lol the dudes on the bikes.”
Others thought perhaps things could have been handled more efficiently, with one person commenting: “3 bombs for 3 taliban snipers. maybe 1 bomb should do it you think?” Another responded, “it’s not about the bombs, it’s about sending a message.”
For one commenter who questioned whether these soldiers are heroes, another responded: “Are you in the military? No. Have you served? No. Have you been to war? No, the only thing that you believe is the bulls**t you hear on tv. They are heroes so deal with it, once they sign that contract, they are signing up to defend their country, that is why in the Oath of Enlistment or Commission, they say “I (state your name) do solemnly swear to SUPPORT and DEFEND the constitution of the United States of America AGAINST all enemy, foreign and domestic”. I have done my research. Don’t you ever call the ones who serve “ignorant” especially my uncle who is a Captain in the U.S. Army serving as a medical professional. The ones who serve are regular Americans who are a father, mother, sister, brother, uncle who has a family that happens to serve our country, serving this country is the most honorable thing that you can do, and only good Americans, respectful people realize that, and don’t you ever disrespect the ones who serve our country, and they are not “puppets” they are treated very well, they get free health care, life insurance, travel, house insurance, free house, free living, they are treated like a human because that’s who they are.”
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-Watch what happens when U.S. soldiers are under fire from the enemy Taliban off on a hillside. Spoiler alert: they get things done.