One of the more fascinating and terrifying things to come out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the self-made videos posted by soldiers. The were the first two wars to occur in the YouTube age, and thus the first two wars that were able to be broadcast thousands of miles across the world into people’s living rooms – uncut.
Today, we have an example of that in the form of raw POV footage from Afghanistan.
On reddit, the poster claims that the soldier manning the POV camera is his friend who “almost got capped on camera.” Yeah, I’d say that’s a pretty accurate description. This Halloween, it’s good to remember that real life is often scarier than any monster from a work of fiction.
Check out the soldier’s near-death experience below: