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maxicon
07-18-2005, 2:31 PM
Story:
http://www.armytimes.com/content/editorial/pdf/at_sniper071505.pdf

Video of the Attack:
mms://wm.gannett.speedera.net/wm.gannett/atpco/071505sniper.wmv (http://mms://wm.gannett.speedera.net/wm.gannett/atpco/071505sniper.wmv)

Soldier survives attack; captures, medically treats sniper (Video)
During a routine patrol in Baghdad June 2, Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a medic, was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, hiding in a van just 75 yards away. The incident was filmed by the insurgents.

Tschiderer, with E Troop, 101st "Saber" Cavalry Division, attached to 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was knocked to the ground from the impact, but he popped right
back up, took cover and located the enemy's position.

After tracking down the now-wounded sniper with a team from B Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs and gave medical aid to the terrorist who'd tried to kill him just minutes before.

bigjim
07-18-2005, 3:12 PM
Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a medic

Is a better man than I.

bu-bye
07-18-2005, 4:02 PM
mms://wm.gannett.speedera.net/wm.gannett/atpco/071505sniper.wmv
Video link not working....

Here is the real link

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

bu-bye
07-18-2005, 4:03 PM
BTW that was hard to watch for me. Gave me a sick feeling inside.

Army Scout
07-18-2005, 10:41 PM
I have a buddy that translated what the shooters were saying.

One was saying "God is Great"
the other torwards the end said "He fell down?"

Chris

BigAL
07-19-2005, 6:08 AM
They guy got hit with a 7.62x54 and all it did was knock him down for a sec.http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Body armor has come a long way.

Boondocksaint
07-19-2005, 1:05 PM
Originally posted by BigAL:
They guy got hit with a 7.62x54 and all it did was knock him down for a sec.http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Body armor has come a long way.

Are we sure it was a 7.62? Most likely, it was. But if it was a .300 or something, it wouldn't penetrate. Either way, body armor IS a great thing.

Kestryll
07-19-2005, 6:23 PM
Originally posted by BigAL:
They guy got hit with a 7.62x54 and all it did was knock him down for a sec.http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Body armor has come a long way.

The term 'sniper' doesn't necessarially mean high-powered rifle and ghillie suit.
Any hidden shooter would be a sniper.
I would guess that the 7.62 he got hit with was a 7.62x39 from an AK not a 7.62x54 from a Dragonuv.

imported_dadoody
07-19-2005, 7:02 PM
I heard they weren't giving our boys good armor. I wonder if he got it from family.