14 images that humorously recall your first firefight
Infantrymen train countless hours on immediate action drills, patrolling techniques and room clearing during their pre-deployment work up. The goal for every successful combat pump is to complete the mission and get your a** home safe.
While on a combat deployment, you made some epic memories — some good and some bad.
But one memory you’ll probably never forget is that first time you took enemy contact.
Check out what many young troops go through during their first firefight.
1. After traveling for the past few weeks to get to your FOB, your platoon sergeant announces the squad’s first patrol heads out at first light — which is one hour from now.
2. You head to your berthing area to “gear prep and check.”
3. What it felt like putting on all your tactical gear for the real thing.
4. That badass feeling you had when you left the wire for the first time with your fireteam.
5. How absolutely alert you were after every step you took.
6. After several hours of patrolling with nothing cool happening — you’re freaking drained.
7. Then, it finally happened. Crack! Snap! The enemy is finally engaging you, and it’s time to get your fireteam into the game.
8. Now that you handled all that, it’s time to fire off some rounds.
9. After gaining a solid visual on the bad guy’s position, you jumped on your comm gear and called in a mortar strike.
10. You felt like a beast when your mortar strike hits without having to make an adjustment.
11. Then, a few enemy rounds zip past your head.
12. You order your fire team to open fire!
13. When the bad guys pull-back because they can’t handle your fire superiority.
14. How accomplished and patriotic you felt after kickin’ their a**.
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