War on Terror

Video: U.S. Solider Films Firefight in Afghanistan with Helmet Camera

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified U.S. solider, wearing a helmet camera, recorded a firefight with Taliban fighters in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The user, FUNKER530, who posted the video on YouTube says the soldier "was shot four times, but no rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no permanent injuries."

On the YouTube page, the soldier/cameraman writes: "I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and I made it down the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my eye pro was shot off of my face. We were doing watch on the village to recon and gather intel."

"I was heading down the face of the hill with the Lt. when we got hit. The rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire. I didn't start the video until a few minutes into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety."

The footage will reportedly be used in an upcoming documentary.