A Sniper’s Tale In Afghanistan

This a great read and a true story of the excellent work done by military snipers today.

Sniper News Excerpt:

At about 3 a.m. on Aug. 17, four men scrambled from the open door of an armored vehicle, ran to some bushes along the side of an unfinished road, and laid down in the dirt and darkness. The prone figures were still as the drivers idled and then revved the truck engines, resuming the convoy’s northward journey. The sound of the vehicles drifted into a low rumble, and then silence, but the men in the bushes remained motionless. A few minutes later, one man finally gave the signal to move. Only then did the small group quickly, quietly scramble up the side of a mountain, picking their way over jagged rocks toward the summit of a ridge.

The men were members of a US Army sniper team: one commander, one machine gunner, and two snipers. From a “sniper hide” at their destination – one of the innumerable ridges with commanding views of the road – they would conduct the day’s mission: hunting Afghan bomb emplacers.

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