Chilling

by Joshua Foust on 7/28/2009 · 2 comments

This video of a mortar and rocket attack on the FOB at Orgun-E, Paktika, is disquieting (there’s cursing, as you might expect, so careful if you’re at work).

Related Orgun-e reading:
Army surgeons remove an unexploded RPG from a soldier’s abdomen
Search and rescue
USFOR-A PAO tries to correct record about suicide attack on FOB at Orgun-e.


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Tintin July 29, 2009 at 11:30 pm

How old is this video? They are wearing DCUs but I couldn’t make out unit patches.

Schmedlap July 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

Tintin,
At least three years old. I saw it in 2006. I suspect it was a bit old even at that point.

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