US Marine. Was deployed to Afghanistan, was in multiple firefights, and was hit by a 60lb IED. AMA
I was deployed as part of OEF 11.1 and was part of convoy security. I was a gunner for most of the deployment, and use ranged from .50 cal to Mk-19. We were on a high profile mission, so we encountered IED hits almost daily. We averaged about 2 per day of a 2 week convoy for a solid 7 months.
Edit: Also here is a video that I made from my deployment. http://youtu.be/93JM6lnpjno
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