Brit Snipers

By lex, on May 7th, 2010

Setting records left and right:

A British sniper shot dead five Taliban gunmen in just 28 seconds to save the lives of comrades walking into an ambush.

The marksman felled the rebels from more than a mile away as they prepared to attack troops on foot patrol in Afghanistan.

The corporal  –  whose identity cannot be revealed for security reasons  –  has killed a record 37 enemy fighters during a four-month tour of duty.

But his most remarkable feat of arms came when he and the spotter who accompanies him saw the group of armed Taliban…

Pretty impressive work. I wonder what that does to a man, though.

Always have. It’s one thing to blot out targets from 30,000 feet, and I imagine quite another to get locked into a close-in scrum with all the associated noise and violence. Thirty-four long range kills of an enemy whose face you have time to contemplate?

I have to imagine that there’d be demons to grapple with after.

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