Though many of us, who are grateful Americans for our veterans, can’t comprehend the sacrifices made over the years, a new video somewhat puts it into perspective. Recently released footage depicts a soldier who had been shot in the head but was able to survive, thanks to his helmet.
Taking place in March of 2011, the U.S. Army launched Operation Eagle Strike III that pitted a multi-coalition force against insurgents in Sarowbay and Barawarlow Kalay in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. According to Military.com, U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and ANA (Afghan National Army) joined together to flush terrorists from the region.
It was at that time that soldiers encountered heavy opposition and gun fire, resulting in them being pinned down and at least one near-fatality. A member with the “No Slack” Army Battalion 2/327 was fitted with a GoPro camera and caught the incredible moment on tape.
As members of “No Slack” ran from cover to cover, a wounded soldier, bleeding from his head, was seen being tended to in one of the fox holes. According to the soldier himself, insurgents had “f*cking shot me right in the f*cking head.”
“Right in the f*cking forehead,” he said, to be more precise.
As explained by Funker 530, his Advanced Combat Helmet slows down the bullet just enough to leave him with a non-fatal wound. The bleeding hero went on to explain, “It f*cking hurts man.”
The clip is actually just a portion of a new documentary called No Greater Love. Although it has yet to be finished, its creator, Army Chaplain Justin Roberts, is asking for donations viaIndieGoGo to fund its completion.
For those wanting to learn more about the documentary and its message, feel free to watch this clip here:
At the time of this article, they’ve raised just over $60,000 of the $300,000 they need.
—Courtesy of Mad World News