250 bad guys attacked 30 Marines.
It sounds like the beginning of a massacre or a joke. It was a massacre, on the bad guys’ side. But it was not a joke.
During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.
“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”
God bless our guys as they come out of this combat.
I can’t fid the URL but I saw it on several sites. The Marines published the article the quote comes from.
(I have managed to remove the URL site from Safari and don’t know how to get it back. Dang. Tech Angel!)