This helmet cam video shows the realism of war in Afghanistan. The victim gets blown by an IED and suffers from severe trauma to his face and limbs. I don’t think any vital organs were mortally wounded by the explosion so the soldier would have likely survived, though the video doesn’t show what exactly happened to him after medivac. Even if he survived, he’s gonna need facial transplant, his eye sight will suffer severely and at least one of his legs will have to be amputated.
It would appear that it was an Afghan man who got blown by that IED, not an American soldier (interpreter is needed to ask the wounded soldier to sit still), which would explain why despite sustaining severe wounds, he’s taking it like a true champ, without whining and crying like a wimp. The explosion quite likely busted out his ear drums rendering him temporarily (if not permanently) deaf – not to mention the utmost pain this type of ear bust involves. Facial muscles are also full of fine nerve endings so large scale facial trauma also quite likely induced severe pain. It’s probably only high levels of adrenaline that prevented him from experiencing unbearable pain but the day(s) after must have been excruciating.
10 years of occupying the country with unmanned drones, satellite guided missiles and billion dollar intelligence fighting a force that doesn’t even have tanks or any other advanced weaponry, nevermind remote controlled drones or satellite guided missiles and this is where it got them. And then you have this big eared fool who escalated this war instead of ending it like he promised to fool the sheep with. The video is below: