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US Soldier Takes Direct Hit On His Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH
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Soldiers of Alpha Company 2-327th Infantry 1st 101st Brigade are ambushed in Kunar Province Afghanistan .The round that strikes the soldier penetrates his helment and hits his head . In ballistic testing, while the helmets will stop a 9mm round, the impact indents the helmet approximately 1.5. inches. If the helmet were against the skull when the bullet strikes, that indentation is transferred to the skull with resultant injury and/or fracture. Holding the helmet permanently off the skull with shock-absorbing pads reduces or eliminates that scenario.

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Added: Sep-21-2010 Occurred On: Sep-15-2010
By: shogun338
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Afghanistan, News, Arts and Entertainment
Tags: MICH TC-2000 Combat Helmet, ACH, Kevlar helmet, Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, 101st Brigade, AK 47
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    • ive seen harlem and bownsville NY, i must say it must realy suck ass to live there. isn't there already a good proportion of armed forces in the US that come from poore backrounds

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    • We want to win this war though. These soldiers are heroes fighting for their country. The little wannabe gangters are fighting for their crack rocks.

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    • Volunteering to be canonfodder hunting skilled ghost fighters for corporate interests doesn't make you brave but kinda stupid I'd say. This war wouldn't even be going on if young men were tought some perspective and wisdom instead of exploiting the hormone changes in their teenage years by getting them all rowdy for war. In 20 years when they finally matured these guys will wonder why the fuck they ever volunteered for this shit if they aren't allready wondering. By that time history will have j More..

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  • You can keep that helmet for a keepsake and tell you grandchildren it saved you.

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  • I hope every bullet these men shoot, 10 smelly taliban die in pain!

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    • By now the Taliban are ordinary civilians forced into fighting by the Taliban and the western forces alike. You're not fighting extremists, just the people of Afghanistan. And they obviously know how to handle invaders on their home soil. Western pull out is just a matter of time and we all know it.

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    • That's not really true, if we all looked like Afghans, dressed like them, spoke arabic and used their weapons. Then it would be hard for the taliban to see who we are. "They know how to handle invaders". The cowards way.

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    • Define "coward way".

      I'd call sitting in a advanced fighterjet 3 miles high in the sky pushing buttons and targeting unarmed "combatants" the most coward way of warfare immaginable. It's the USA way of warfare and it only symbolizes their true colour.

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  • amazing post!

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  • man! why isnt that CROW system on all vehicles?

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  • God bless them. The sad thing is, the day after our forces leave Afghanistan the place will revert to its status as a stone-age rathole filled with illiterate psychotics, terrorists, and drug lords. What a f'n waste.

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  • Man I wish I knew what are people were doing there, God be with them.

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  • voted! Thanks for posting this!

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  • Noone has a fire extenguisher in that whole convoy? In need of one for sure... Maybe they'll consider that in the future.

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    • Was thinking the same thing . Vehicle full of fuel and ammo on fire might be a bad thing .

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    • the car is already too fucked to save it, the would rather use the men and the time for securing the site

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    • Look again the vehicle seemed to be in fair condition minus the fact that it was on fire... even so it would likely be cannibalized for parts if not completely repaired... Using a fire extinguisher would be prudent, and most definitely a safety measure considering all of the ordinance that was being used/stores in and near the vehicle. But yeah I do understand their actions either way, one cannot always put out fires while under fire. Still seems like they should have a fire extinguisher.

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    • I was thinking of picking up sand/dirt with my water but then something in the back of my mind said, "Why bother. The enemy will only burn tires in the streets to lure me out with my sand in hand or see me whiting the killzone with my extingusher. Nah. I'd rather the goverment see this and pick it up with the taxpayers cost." I as an American am glad to cover any cost for the American Solider. Not NATO. Not UN. Not other country military. WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!! You reading this?

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    • I didn't comment towards you by the way. Just a comment in here. In the interent where we all reside it seems.

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  • When they come home from their deployments, if you meet any of them, be sure you thank them for their service. It may not seem like a lot, but it means a lot to them.

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  • Why do the USA keep patrolling, giving the taliban opportunities every day to set ambushes ? Why not use all technology available to track them down and destroy them ? Because the war must last for the powerful weapon lobby...

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  • No Slack. Good work boys.

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  • Reminds me a lot of Michael Yon's stuff from Iraq. Incredible.

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  • Wow, he might have gotten a concussion.

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  • bring em all home. we dont need to be there

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  • 2010 and there are still uncivilised monkeys living in the hills living in the dark ages.

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  • Leave that bum fuck country and those bum fucking asswipes. The war is basically a con... Many high ranking soldiers have said so!!

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  • Why do you always put your FOB's in a place that is surrounded by hills?

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    • The FOB needs road access for resupply, not everything gets done by helicopter, it's just to expensive. If the roads ran to the top of the mountain that's where the FOB would be. I'm a big fan of using the high ground too, but it's just not always practical. There's also the small matter of removing the people that are already on top of the hill.

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    • Understand your argument, but it still seems a strange place to put an FOB. For centuries here in Europe most of the castles were built on high ground for obvious reasons. Also if there are people in the hills above, sure they can be removed in the short term, but if the troops are stationed in the FOB below, they will just keep coming back and lobbing bullets at you.

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  • Damn, these kids are brave, but we gotta get them outt there!

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  • The MRAP was hit by a large IED that blew the front of it off , so it was a total loss . The soldiers were trying to save the driver that had his arm blew off .

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  • Incredible video, very sobering

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  • These guys were all professional through and through. God bless them all!

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  • Good post. Superb soldiers but I fear for their safety and sanity.

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  • Just exactly why are they there? What exactly has been acheived?

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  • Fine, brave, disciplined men. Tribute to US culture. People emigrate to the USA from all over the world to better themselves and their children and it shows.

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