The short version of this story is simple.
One shot. One kill.
The long version is so very worth reading. It’s the story of what happened when a group of Marines were returning from a long patrol and were attacked with RPGs and machine guns in the city of Shewan, Afghanistan.
Here is a brief excerpt:
The vicious attack that left the humvee destroyed and several of the Marines pinned down in the kill zone sparked an intense eight-hour battle as the platoon desperately fought to recover their comrades. After recovering the Marines trapped in the kill zone, another platoon sergeant personally led numerous attacks on enemy fortified positions while the platoon fought house to house and trench to trench in order to clear through the enemy ambush site.
If that doesn’t put a little ooh-rah in your blood I can’t help you. The article is a must read. Thirty United States Marines were ambushed and, over the course of the subsequent eight hours, proceeded to teach 250 bad guys an extremely valuable life lesson: Don’t ambush United States Marines!
Semper Fi, baby!