The following image has kindly been provided to me by a close friend and a serving soldier who is currently coming to the end of his tour in Afghanistan and serving with 2 Rifles.
The image was taken during an encounter with the Taliban during a daily routine patrol. What you can see from the image is an injured soldier on the ground unconscious from being struck in his helmet by an enemy sharpshooter with another soldier risking his life to help his friend.
The following conversation after the incident between the two men involved was this:
Matt: “that’s me on the ground still unconscious from my helmet being stuck while Justin grabs my rifle to give everyone else cover and support from the enemy sharpshooter”.
Justin: “it all happened so quick bruv, I shit myself there”.
This is one of the many incidents that happen daily in Afghanistan, one of many incidents that involve British Soldiers that we never here about, one of many incidents that involve young men and women, real people doing amazing acts of bravery.
Many thanks to Matt (he did survive) and to Justin for the use of the image.
Regards Project Afghan.