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I killed a man today.

Posted by laserspeeddemon, Dec 1, 2008

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  1. dazzellerr

    dazzellerr Proven Member

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    thank you good sir, and your buddies out there making the world a safer place for all, not just the USA.

    too often you dont get to hear a thank you, well, thank you.

    makes you put your life in perspective though, too much bitchin' about timing belts breaking, control arms failing, ect ect, yet you are doing this, and i read zero bitching about you risking your life every day for someone else's freedom. makes our problems very minut to say the least.

    i wish i had a bigger thumb... :thumb:
     
  2. cano86

    cano86 Proven Member

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    I agree with this posting.
    My uncle went through a similar situation when he was in the army and I found out because one day it was a christmas holiday and he was drinking and we were playing dominoes and all of a sudden he starts to cry and I asked him what happened and he got out of control and he told me what was going on. What really happened was that back in the army while in combat a grenade went of near them and he saw when one of his best friend blew into pieces right in front of him I felt a hard hit just by him telling me I imagine living it good luck take care.
     

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  3. turboAWDfanatic

    turboAWDfanatic Proven Member

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    Amazing story. Way to keep your wits about you in such crazy circumstances. I can only imagine what you guys have to go through. Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU for every sacrifice you and your buddies make over there to help protect our freedoms. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
     
  4. Defiant

    Defiant DSM Wiseman

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    You killed an enemy soldier who was trying to kill you. That's war. You'd better not call him "a man".

    If it still upsets you, get the word out to your CO. The last thing your fellow soldiers need is for you to lock-up next time, like that sergeant did.

    Glad you're still okay. Hope your wife doesn't look through your thread titles.
     

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  5. ricktb

    ricktb Proven Member

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    glad your ok, I would be sh**ting bricks. sounds like it was a trap (cowards).. You did the right thing and helped protect your comrades, nice work
     

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  6. njc1064

    njc1064 Proven Member

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    Agreed...You did what was necessary to survive and to aid in the protection of the men around you. You would hurt much more if that same enemy had hurt one of your fellow soldiers. Glad your safe though!
     
  7. jayman089

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    Intense story!

    Glad to hear you made it out alright.
     

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  8. crimsonGST

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    holy sh**.
     

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  9. laserspeeddemon

    laserspeeddemon Proven Member

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    I kinda agree. These people are just misguided souls, they are still men to me. Nonetheless, they tried to kill me. I'm just better at it. I am not worried about next time. It hard to explain the way I felt in the heat of combat. I had the adrenaline pumping like crazy, but I was easily able to keep my composure. I thought out what I was going to do, and just reacted the way I was trained to. Even switching my weapon from safe to fire every time I aimed my weapon. And back to safe when I swung back around to the side of my truck. I guess racing has alot to do with it. When I first started, the adrenaline would be pumping and my hands would shake, I would make mistakes, miss shifts, etc. Over time I learned to keep it together and think with the adrenaline pumping. This was kind of the same thing. I just kept it together.
     

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  10. prostreetdsmx1

    prostreetdsmx1 Proven Member

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    Sean, I was on the edge of my seat with my face my hands reading that. It's amazing that through your story you can sense the compassion you have for human life. God Bless you man. Stay safe and thank you for your service.
     

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  11. andy4g63

    andy4g63 Proven Member

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    You did, what you HAD to do !!! Kill, or be killed !!! The law of the jungle...
    Good job and thanks for serving this great country. Be safe, buddy!!! Good luck.
     

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  12. blcknspo0ln

    blcknspo0ln DSM Wiseman

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    funny because I did the same thing. Intense story and I'm glad you're alright Sean. I couldn't possibly imagine how it feels, but am glad that some of us out there have the guts to do what it takes.
     

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  13. GofaST4life

    GofaST4life Proven Member

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    i just cracked a beer for you...ill drink a couple more as well...

    stay safe!
     

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  14. Defiant

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    That kind of cowardly trickery is how we got England off this continent. It's what you do when you're overwhelmed.

    Apparently they don't think so, or they'd not be taking arms up against you.

    It's just war. It's the last substitute for communication. Somehow, we're stuck with dealing with echoes that began before The Crusades. The stupidity of it is bottomless- we have no use for Afghanistan, and they have no use for North America. Yet there you are, under fire.

    Keep your head clear. Write a book when you get back, maybe that'll pay you back some.
     

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  15. redyute1

    redyute1 Proven Member

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    + 1 on the book idea
     
  16. assault187

    assault187 Proven Member

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    I can only imagine what its like in a battlefeild out there under those conditions. Hopefully you SGT can pull it togather if he finds himself in a similar situation. Good work and stay safe!
     

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  17. deflator

    deflator Proven Member

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    Well told, good work on protecting your comrades and ridding us of at least one unreasonable motherf*cker. You have my sincere respect. Watch out for signs of PTSD and god bless
     

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  18. Bigglesworth87

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    Wow Sean, that is intense. Thanks for being brave and fighting for our country. I am glad to read that you made it out safe. Like you said, you did what you were trained to do.
     
  19. 96_turbodeuce

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    bro, that $h!t is crazy! glad to know you're ok. you should be coming home soon right? didn't you leave during that "EBAY 16g post"? get back home, there should be plenty of adrenaline waiting for ya on the track. thanks for your service and putting your life on the line for all of us back here. peace out
     

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  20. wilddog

    wilddog Proven Member

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    Champion among men
     
  21. stormwolf1972

    stormwolf1972 Proven Member

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    from a former sgt. thanks for doing your job...keep your chin up and keep on swinging
     
  22. TOONAH

    TOONAH Proven Member

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    Nice shot! Better them than you. Remember that.
     

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  23. kmoore

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    Nice work man.

    Another quick question:

    What do you guys do with that area after you have already shot it up? Do you go back and secure that area or what?
     

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  24. firebirdvert305

    firebirdvert305 Proven Member

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    #### man, when I read the title of this post, I thought you killed a home-invader or got into a car accident...I wasnt expecting to read this. You make this story sound like were in war with you, you have great detail with your words. Thanks for the security you provide us americans today, stay safe.

    P.S. Dont hesistate to post anymore stories!
     
  25. 92_75i

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    wow man, i cant even begin to imagine the adrenaline and fear.... Thanks for your service and keep it up, as well as your head down :)
     

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