This Is What It’s Like To Have A 500-Pound Bomb Hit Your Position
Wow. Very lucky here.
Check it out:
While details are still sparse on how this unfortunate situation came to be, this U.S. Army infantry outpost in Paktika Provence, Afghanistan, was mistakenly hit by a not-so-friendly 500-pound bomb.
The air strike was called in to support the Army mortar team, equipped with 60mm mortars. Their First Sergeant made the decision to “stand do” before the air strike, which almost certainly lead to saved lives.
“If it hadn’t been for the decision of the First Sergeant to bring everyone to stand to, three of our guys would have died in that wood building. His decision saved three of our men,” explained one soldier in an interview with the Funker team.