- Published: Monday, 26 September 2011 11:38
26 September 2011
Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Task Force Spartan, 4-4 Cav
The boy knew it would be loud.
He looked to the Soldier.
He waited for the shots.
The Afghan Soldiers had seen armed men shadowing us. This one said they had gone into the building he was aiming at.
Just a short distance behind us, the patrol had already hit an IED with a minor casualty. We had taken small arms fire without consequence. More contact was expected.
The Soldier looked at the boy for a moment, then kept his rifle pointed at the building. Nothing happened and the Afghan Soldiers and 4-4 Cav kept going.