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.