The Sniper of Wanat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 15, 2016

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“We were brothers,” said Greg, “We would sleep, eat, and fight together”. Greg said, “I am going to tell you what happened at the battle of Wanat, and what my experience was of it,” He then sat down in his old chair. Randy said to Greg, “What is your name soldier!” Greg responded loudly, “Greg Abramson the 3rd sir!” Randy gave him a stern look, like you would look at a boor person. There were three extra guys with me in the squad. John, Howie, and Dave, then there was the squad leader, Randy. He has been serving for 10 years now, and is the man who trained Seal Team 5. We are the new Seal Team 6, and tomorrow is training day. We hear clashing of trash can lids to wake us all up. Randy say’s, Alright ladies, time to wake up we have a big day today, get those uniforms on and meet me outside of the barracks!” We all rush to get our uniforms on and get outside the barracks. We go outside to find Randy not happy. Randy said, “Since you guys took 5 Minutes to get out here, the first thing we are going to do is run 5 Miles, then go eat breakfast, let’s go Marine’s!” After 3 miles my heart was pumping out my chest. John said, “Can we take a water break sir, I can’t run much longer?” Randy replied, “Negative, we are running this five miles! This process of running, weight lifting, pull ups, and pushups goes on for 3 weeks straight. The man named Howie is a man from LA, he had a family history of Military men. He loved to run because he was very tall and skinny. He was great with a blow torch and at fixing things. Then there was john, half body builder, half soldier, strongest guy in the navy seals, but still great with big guns. Then there was Dave, the most annoying guy in the squad, he would never get serious when needed, that is why Randy does not like him at all. He was forced into the navy seals by his parents because he was so annoying. Then there was finally the last week I was feeling so much better. But then, “Rise and shine ladies, Drill instructor is coming in soon, clean your bunks and get dressed!” Randy said. The drill instructor finally comes in and he starts to talk to us. “Alright men, Today is the day that you will all be tested to your limits,” Drill Instructor said, “Today is the first day, of HELL WEEK.” Hell week is the worst week for marines, get up at 3am and Do all things like the log carry, the boat carry, and the cold water test at night, and even more running. Randy said,”Alright men we can do this final exercise, no one and I mean no one even touch that bell!” The all out cussing and swearing and yelling at us helped, no one touched the bell that night, that was only night one we got a lot more to go. After the grueling 7 days of none stop working out, everybody is being very Chagrin and tired. I start talking to John, Greg Said, “I can’t feel my muscles, I am so tired.” John replied, “I am so glad we are done, next week we are going to Wanat, and we have the weekend off to ourselves.” I went home to go see my family before I go, it was a real Impediment in our family. We leave Base camp at 02:00 in the morning to get to the camp near Wanat, American and Canadian troops are there, battling Al Qaeda insurgents, and we are going to get there main leader. The name is Osama Bin Laden, he was in charge of the attack on 9/11 and our team is going to take him out, we take a helicopter and go almost 30 miles out of the base and the worst possible thing happens, we get shot out the helicopter from a hostile anti-air missile. Randy Yells “We are going down, Brace for impact!” All I remember were those words and a big hit on the ground, I was apparently unconscious and I was woken up by my squad leader, Randy Said “Common soldier wake up we have to get out of here.” I replied, “Did everybody survive sir? Randy replied sadly, “Dave didn’t make it Greg.” I was thinking about pure anger and hate, I just wanted to kill every single last one of those Al Qaeda, Luckily the rest of us were ok, we were unable to call evac because of a radio jammer nearby, we were stuck in enemy territory, no communication and just our skills, weapons, and each other to be safe We checked to go see the bodies of the pilots and the Dave for anything of use and to get there dog tags. After getting things from the helicopter we start crawling toward the city. Five hours later we get to the building. As the sniper, I am armed with a Barret M107 50 Caliber sniper rifle, this thing would a hole in just about anything. It would make even the most Bestial people drop. These people are very Deleterious to the people of Afghanistan. So we make our way through the desert and we reach the city of Wanat, one of the most dangerous and hostile places in the world, but that does not enervate us at all. Randy say’s”Alright team, John, Howie and I are going to go check out the old abandoned hotel, Gary, take that Humvee and get far away as possible”. I say “Sir Yes sir. “I go to a mountain side were is an ex Al Qaeda sniper used to be, I am almost 800 yards away from the target’s building, I set my rifle up and my other equipment, I adjust my scope and count for windage and the turn of the earth and the bullet. I am ready to go when all the sudden I see a convoy of enemy insurgents heading right for my guy’s I get on my radio. I say “Guy’s there are at least five trucks 2 armed with belt feed guns, and ticked off insurgents barreling your way!” John says “Don’t worry Randy, I will hold them off with some explosives and give them some American made lead!” Randy says “Howie, do you think you can get that civilian truck up and running?” Howie responds “I am on it sir!” Randy says “Greg you get as many shots as you can out of that rifle as possible I respond “Yes sir.”I start going for the driver of the belt fed truck, tracking the speed of the vehicle going at least 40 mph, I account for timing and in fire the first round, it hits the driver and flips over the truck, making it tumble like a tumble weed. I aim towards the second truck, I aim ity towards the engine block to make the truck explode, but then I see the truck go up in flames and a big ball of fire, I hear John celebrating over the radio. John says “Did you see that Greg! That was amazing!” Then the worst possible news I will hear Howie says “Man Down, Man Down! Randy has been shot by a sniper! I respond “Is he alive Howie! Howie Responds “Yes, but he is losing a lot of blood! I try to find the sniper and then I hear someone over the comms at base Communication man say’s “Can you hear me Private Greg, I repeat Private Greg can you hear me. I say “Yes, I can here you! Communication man say’s “Listen you need to get you and your men out of there right now, there are warthog’s coming your way to bomb the whole city, you guys need to get out of there now! They are eta 10 minutes away I say “alright, we need an evac to come to us 8 clicks west of the city” Comms man say’s “Helicopter is already 5 minutes away The helicopter arrives and we get back to base camp on the helicopter and we find out that Randy did not make it back, he died of bullet impact. The general comes into our quarters The general says “Where is Dave and Randy?” Greg Responds, “I am sorry sir, they didn’t make it, you were not informed? The General Responds, “No I am sorry, I was not. We rambled on about what happened along the way with the helicopter and thee ambush and how both of the men died and also, saved our lives. We give our lives as soldiers, and we do what we do best. We were at the funeral for both of the brave men, I was them hired to be the new squad leader of seal team 6. Now it is time to go and get those terrorists! The End


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