Sniper Hunt Righting the Wrong "In July of 2009 the village of Barge Matal was besieged by between two and three hundred Taliban fighters." Ryan Bodmer Giving Back a City "We were not going to allow the Taliban to come into a peaceful city, clearly taken by force, and take advantage of those folks." Ryan Bodmer Fighting Back Fighting for Their Brother "There were so many RPGs coming in. In the chaos of the fire fight there were some that were injured. A Staff Sergeant ultimately lost his life. It’s never ever a good day when you lose the life of a fellow soldier." Ryan Bodmer Reinforcements Atlast An explosion on a hillside. Now It's Personal "It changed our mood completely. Whenever you lose one of your own, you take it personal. So we took the gloves off, started calling in air support." Mat Jenkins Like an Alabama Tick "We took over Barge Matal. We took back, we dug in like an Alabama tick and we weren't giving that village back." Mat Jenkins An Unexpected Visitor "On, March 10, 2012 we had a routine patrol to the village of Bandi K.Go talk to the village elders. There was a lot of Taliban in Charkh." Ben WestonThe team encountered a deadly sniper attack, sending them on the hunt for the killer. Looking For the Man "It had come from pretty close. Probably the buildings right on the other side of the field." Ben Weston Sniper on the Loose "We new we had a sniper." Weston Olsen Taking Aim Soldiers take aim. Hunting a Ghost "If you don’t get there fast enough, they’ll just be gone, with no trace. They’re ghosts." Weston Olsen A Dangerous Pause A convoy of 258 vehicles bumper to bumper comes to a dangerous stop in extremely dangerous territory. In the Middle of a Dust Storm If you’re only traveling 5 miles per hour, basically we’re like sitting ducks. The likelihood of getting attacked is extremely high. Soft Roads The unpaved roads had soft, swampy sand which made their vehicles very likely to get stuck. The vulnerability is very high. 1 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Simeon Alibrando 5pts Who is this Ryan Bodmer?