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U.S. Soldier survives sniper attack to capture shooter
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Posted on 07/17/2005 7:30:58 PM PDT by jmc1969

During a routine patrol in Baghdad, Tschiderer, a medic, was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, hiding in a van just 75 yards away. The incident was videotaped by the insurgents.

Tschiderer, was knocked to the ground from the impact, but he wasn’t killed, thanks to the protective body armor he was wearing. “I knew I was hit,” said Tschiderer, “but was uncertain of the damage or location of the hit. The only thing going through my mind was to take cover and locate the sniper’s position."

After a few seconds, Tschiderer jumped to his feet, shot back, then took cover and located the sniper.

Other soldiers from Tschiderer’s unit joined him and together they tracked down the wounded sniper by following the blood trail he left as he and another attacker fled the scene.

The sniper was handcuffed and given medical aid by the very man he had tried to kill, Tschiderer.

(Excerpt) Read more at kare11.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; iraq; medic; oif
click on this link if you want to see the video

mms://wm.gannett.speedera.net/wm.gannett/atpco/071505sniper.wmv

1 posted on 07/17/2005 7:30:59 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

God bless and keep our troops.


2 posted on 07/17/2005 7:53:14 PM PDT by Justice
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To: jmc1969
"...The sniper was handcuffed and given medical aid by the very man he had tried to kill, Tschiderer."

Yet another small example of what separates we in the civilized world from these...these...subhumans.

3 posted on 07/17/2005 8:01:07 PM PDT by LincolnLover
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To: jmc1969

that soldier is so lucky.


4 posted on 07/17/2005 8:38:21 PM PDT by Soviet
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To: Travis McGee; Eaker; archy; Squantos; Old Sarge; MikeinIraq

ping


5 posted on 07/17/2005 9:30:45 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: King Prout; Travis McGee; Eaker; archy; Squantos; MikeinIraq; StarCMC

That footage has been passed around every back-channel in theater. Even made the Cdr's Briefs.

Body armor and training - two very good things to have.


6 posted on 07/17/2005 9:37:41 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Follow Sarge on His Most Excellent Adventure - on Freerepublic.com!)
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To: Old Sarge

he got tagged with what? 7.62x39mm warsaw?


7 posted on 07/17/2005 9:42:17 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: Old Sarge

COOL!!!


8 posted on 07/17/2005 9:42:35 PM PDT by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: King Prout
he got tagged with what? 7.62x39mm warsaw?

That would be a 7.62 x 54 out of a Dragunov!

9 posted on 07/17/2005 9:45:49 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: jmc1969

Give that man a Purple Heart! Praise God for technology and military know-how!


10 posted on 07/17/2005 9:47:37 PM PDT by PureSolace (A Conservative bases his politics from his morals, and a Liberal bases his morals from his politics.)
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To: papertyger

Dragunovs shoot NATO munition?


11 posted on 07/17/2005 9:49:28 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: King Prout

NATO would be 7.62 x 51mm. Dragunovs shoot the 308 Russian, which goes back a loooooong way.


12 posted on 07/17/2005 9:55:20 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: jmc1969
"The sniper was handcuffed and given medical aid by the very man he had tried to kill, Tschiderer."

I hope they got a treasure trove of intelligence from this sorry soul. Reminds me of our very own, home grown Moozlim sniper Malvo, who took to shooting at innocent folk from the trunk of his Malibu.

13 posted on 07/17/2005 9:57:32 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: papertyger

well, I'll be dipped:

http://www.nrapublications.org/archives/russiabonus.asp

At the end of the 1950s GRAU--Army's Central Department of Missiles and Cannon, to which all Russia's small arms arsenals were submitted,--declared a contest for the purpose of developing a novel sniper rifle in caliber 7.62x54 mm. Evgeniy Dragunov entered a rifle known as the "SVD." Parallel to Dragunov's team, two more groups of designers, headed by Alexander Konstantinov and Fedor Barinov, worked on a similar project. Kalashnikov also tried his hand in developing a sniper rifle but had to quit because of another important challenge--designing a machinegun. The strongest team of those teams was, probably, that of A. Konstantinov. The competition became pretty tough as the stakes were high: The better of the two firearms would be adopted for service. Another year and a half was devoted to upgrading the first version of the new rifle. Dragunov, a sharpshooter himself, knew the subtleties of the sport. This helped him a lot in designing an accurate weapon. One of such subtleties was the construction of the handguards. Kalashnikov's rifles, for example, had handguards rigidly fixed to the barrel through a typically AK-type flange-ring. In firing, the force of gripping was inevitably transmitted to the barrel, thus influencing (decreasing) the accuracy. Dragunov's design was smarter. His handguard allowed a certain degree of freedom for the barrel. The main point into which the handguard rested, was the receiver.


14 posted on 07/17/2005 9:58:38 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: papertyger

wierd... for some reason I've been thinking the NATO round was 7.62x54mm

I *despise* being in error, so thanks very much for correcting me.


15 posted on 07/17/2005 10:01:02 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: King Prout
I *despise* being in error, so thanks very much for correcting me.

Behold the wonder that is FreeRepublic ;o)

16 posted on 07/17/2005 10:11:06 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: papertyger
Dragunovs shoot the 308 Russian, which goes back a loooooong way

It's of an age with the 8mm Mauser, .303 Brit, and slightly older than our own 30-06. In the same general class as all of those too.

17 posted on 07/17/2005 10:34:59 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: El Gato

I think it's originally a Moisin-Nagant chambering, isn't it?


18 posted on 07/17/2005 10:39:43 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: papertyger
I think it's originally a Moisin-Nagant chambering, isn't it?

Since all of my Mosins are 7.62x54, I'll say yes. :-)

19 posted on 07/17/2005 10:43:47 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Prior to that, they were all loaded with a long stick ;o)


20 posted on 07/17/2005 10:47:18 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: Allegra; Becki; Cap Huff; Dog; Deetes; Gucho; iso; pissant; ravingnutter; Reagan79; SandRat; ...

Sniper sniped ping!


21 posted on 07/17/2005 11:42:55 PM PDT by Wiz
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To: jmc1969; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
Gotta see this!!!

Video

Report

22 posted on 07/18/2005 8:12:17 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: jmc1969
I did not think that United States military body armor could stop a 7.62 x 54 round.

I wonder if there was some divine aid for this soldier that preserved his life?

23 posted on 07/19/2005 1:21:24 AM PDT by 2nd_Amendment_Defender ("It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: jmc1969

Kelvar Body Armor saved his life?


24 posted on 08/01/2005 8:21:02 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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