Watched the video, Wow what an idiot that guy was! What the hell did he think he was Rambo? If it wasn’t for his body armor he’d be a good candidate for the Darwin award of the year.
Not sure why he though it was a good idea to advance on an enemy (who looked to have pretty good cover) over open terrain but one hopes that his Sargent beat the living crap out of him once they were done with that.
I'm not sure the tactical situation (he kept talking about drawing fire away from his unit) but the accompanying article didn't say anything about a desperate fight against overwhelming odds. I think maybe the chain of command had an earnest after action debriefing with him.
I agree. First of all he was just firing into the air wasting ammo. He wasn’t even aiming. Then he apparently took off on his own to assault the objective while having to slowly pace his way down open steep hill. Then he kept yelling “I’m hit” and left his weapon laying down. Hey, get over the initial shock, see if you can bandage your own wound, otherwise don’t try to get someone else killed because of your stupidity. Reach down, pick up your weapon and either fight, or die like a man. IMHO
He claims he was hit 4 times: once on his helmet, once on his grenade launcher and who know where the other two hit but we know none of them actually harmed his body.
So WTF was he doing doing yelling "I'm hit, I'm hit........". That bothers me.......