Thursday, October 22, 2009
My kinda girlie....
Long Distance Engagement...
This 19 year-old ex-cheerleader (now an Air
Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a road that led to a NATO military
base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged
the target (i..e., she shot him). It turned out he was a bomb maker for the
Taliban, and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a
US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded
The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725
yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying
the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which
detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air
Force made a motivational poster of her:
Folks, that's a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields!)
And the last thing that came out of his mouth... was his bum! Allah Akbar!