Skip to comments.U.S. Soldier survives sniper attack to capture shooter
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 wasnt 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 snipers position."
After a few seconds, Tschiderer jumped to his feet, shot back, then took cover and located the sniper.
Other soldiers from Tschiderers 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.
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God bless and keep our troops.
Yet another small example of what separates we in the civilized world from these...these...subhumans.
that soldier is so lucky.
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.
he got tagged with what? 7.62x39mm warsaw?
That would be a 7.62 x 54 out of a Dragunov!
Give that man a Purple Heart! Praise God for technology and military know-how!
Dragunovs shoot NATO munition?
NATO would be 7.62 x 51mm. Dragunovs shoot the 308 Russian, which goes back a loooooong way.
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.
well, I'll be dipped:
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.
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.
Behold the wonder that is FreeRepublic ;o)
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.
I think it's originally a Moisin-Nagant chambering, isn't it?
Since all of my Mosins are 7.62x54, I'll say yes. :-)
Prior to that, they were all loaded with a long stick ;o)
Sniper sniped ping!
I wonder if there was some divine aid for this soldier that preserved his life?
Kelvar Body Armor saved his life?