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SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor |  NYTimes.com

SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor | NYTimes.com

Britt Slabinski could hear the bullets ricochet off the rocks in the darkness. It was the first firefight for his six-man reconnaissance unit from SEAL Team 6, and it was outnumbered, outgunned and taking casualties on an Afghan mountaintop.

A half-dozen feet or so to his right, John Chapman, an Air Force technical sergeant acting as the unit’s radioman, lay wounded in the snow. Mr. Slabinski, a senior chief petty officer, could see through his night-vision goggles an aiming laser from Sergeant Chapman’s rifle rising and falling with his breathing, a sign he was alive.

Source: SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor – NYTimes.com