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Soldier Survives Sniper Attack

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 280PLUS, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    256th Brigade Combat Team
    Camp Tigerland
    Baghdad, Iraq
    APO, AE 09326
    RELEASE 20050705-01
    256th BCT Soldier survives sniper attack Spc. Chris Foster 256th Brigade
    Combat Team PAO

    BAGHDAD -- Being able to react to and maintain control of a situation in
    a combat environment can be a difficult task for Soldiers. They must be
    able to quickly react and assess a situation, in order to ensure their
    survival and the safety of those around them.
    "Stay alert, stay alive" is the reminder that is driven into the minds
    of Soldiers since the first day of basic training and echoes throughout
    their military careers.

    This axiom was driven home for at least one Soldier on June 2.
    Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a native of Mendon, N.Y., and a medic with E
    Troop, 101st "Saber" Cavalry Division, attached to 3rd Battalion, 156th
    Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was
    shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, during a routine patrol in west
    While Tschiderer was relaying information to the truck commander of his
    M114 Humvee, an enemy sniper team prepared to engage him from inside of
    a cushioned silver van being used as a mobile sniper's nest. This nest
    was lined with numerous bed mattresses to muffle the sound of a
    Dragonoff sniper rifle fired through a hole just big enough for the
    shooter to engage his target of choice.

    Tschiderer was knocked to the ground from the sudden impact of the
    sniper's bullet. The bullet only seemed to have fazed this Soldier as,
    adrenaline pumping, he sprang right back up in order to take cover and
    locate the enemy's position.

    The sniper was unsuccessful in his mission, due to the stopping force of
    the Tschiderer's daily wardrobe, his protective body armor, which saved
    his life.
    "I knew I was hit, but was uncertain of the damage or location from the
    hit," Tschiderer said. "The only thing that was going through my mind
    was to take cover and locate the sniper's position."

    "The shot came from my 12 o'clock position from a silver van parked
    across an intersection about 75 meters from my location." said
    After Tschiderer alerted his fellow Soldiers of the enemy location, they
    immediately began to pursue the terrorists.

    Due to his heroic actions and quick decisions, Tschiderer located the
    enemy while he took cover and alerted the rest of his team on patrol. As
    the Saber team engaged and disabled the sniper's position, two
    terrorists fled on foot, leaving a blood trail that came from the wounds
    of the enemy sniper.
    A cordon and search was immediately set up and Tschiderer assisted his
    team in the search of the two terrorists. The driver of the silver
    vehicle was detained by a team from B Co. 3-156th Inf. Bn. while
    Tschiderer and a team from B Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army
    Brigade, continued to follow the blood trail which led them to the yard
    where the wounded sniper lay in pain.
    As Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs, he gave
    medical aid to the wounded terrorist*the same one who'd tried to take
    his life.

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  2. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    Rock On. good work. all i have to say to all in this hell hole is to stay safe and get home.
  3. mzmtg

    mzmtg member

  4. red_devil1469

    red_devil1469 Active Member

    What's a Dragonoff? :D
  5. pete f

    pete f Well-Known Member

    why did we detain anyone. they shot at us we should have hit the "silver van" with a handfull of 203 rounds.

    we are fighting too nice

    time to teach them a lesson.
  6. RevDisk

    RevDisk Well-Known Member

  7. Khaotic

    Khaotic Well-Known Member

    Too bad those yahoo's in Reign of Fire forgot to pack any, eh ?

  8. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    No, I believe it's for cleaning up the little Dragon messes off the carpet... :p

    Sorry about the dup :banghead:
  9. DigMe

    DigMe Well-Known Member

    Thank God for the ceramic interceptor vests that our troops have!!

    brad cook
  10. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    They must be pretty stout to stop 7.62x54 at point-blank range...that's just above the normal Level III rating, yes?

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