In a war zone, mistakes are not uncommon. Miscommunication, haste, and general human error can lead to friendly fire and sometimes death.
These soldiers, located in the mountains of Afghanistan are one group of troops lucky to be alive after a U.S. airstrike mistook the U.S. outpost for Taliban fighters.
It’s unclear why the airstrike was called but what isn’t doubted is that the First Sergeant saved all their lives for ordering a “stand to” before the strike.
“If it wasn’t for the decision of our First Sergeant, three of our guys would have died in that wooden building which was shredded by shrapnel.” said one of the soldiers.
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