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Wednesday Warfighter: My First Firefight

It’s a moment of truth for many Marines – the first time they are in combat and their training is put to the test. When his squad took enemy contact during a recent patrol through Trek Nawa, Pfc. Timothy Workman found his moment. “I could hear rounds cracking over my head,” said Workman, mortarman, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, …

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Wednesday Warfighter: Combat Footage

This is intense. This video features footage from helmet mounted video cameras of various 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment soldiers. This contains footage of soldiers returning fire during insurgent attacks in Panjwa’i District. [youtube 9tPmuDP66z4 nolink] The location varies from rooftops, village street, and crop field. It also contains footage of soldiers launching mortars and using the M72 Light Anti-Armor …

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Medal of Honor Ceremony – LIVE Streaming

On September 9th, 2009, Sgt. Dakota Meyer and his platoon went into a village to conduct a routine mission, but when they entered the area, when his team came under fire. When it became apparent that they needed assistance, Meyer radioed into his lieutenant requesting permission to go in and help multiple times.  Each time he was denied. Disobeying orders, Sgt. Meyer decided that …

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