Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 924 times:
I know this doesn't have anything to do with aviation but most of us know what it is like to go in harms way, please check this link for your own thoughts. This is a better forum than the non-aviation for this thread. To at least know what type of man Paul Smith was.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 909 times:
Soldiers like SFC Smith do not go into the fray each day expecting to come out a hero. There is no doctrine that can be found that will teach someone how to do what he did. There is only selfless dedication to his mission and his soldiers.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 865 times:
Quoting SATL382G (Reply 2): Can the Army folks enlightened us as to how long he was exposed while expending 3 cans of .50 ammo?
One Hundred Rounds in a can if my crusty memory serves me correctly, pick your target, bursts of fire - I'd have to say at the minimum 5 minutes, and that's cooking off a LOT ammo, really fast.
I'd guess more along the lines 7 or 8 minutes . . . he had to take time to reload the thing - which is easy enough to do when you're not being shot at, and the weapon is cool. Maybe longer, probably longer.