On an intel and reconnaissance mission in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan, a brave US solider took on heavy fire from Taliban insurgents. The combat footage starts right as he comes out of the open to draw fire away from his squad. It will give you chills. He ended up taking four bullets during the firefight, though thankfully no rounds penetrated his armor and he made it home without any permanent injuries. Here's his account, via the YouTube uploader:
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 overwatch on the village to recon and gather intel. I was point 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 mins into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety.
A round struck the tube by my hand of the 203 grenade launcher which knocked it out of my hands. When I picked the rifle back up it was still functional but the grenade launcher tube had a nice sized 7.62 cal bullet hole in it and was rendered useless.
This is heroism at its finest. We have so much respect for this guy. Valor like this absolutely deserves a medal.