Counterattack at Allah Say

By www.Army.milSeptember 14, 2007

Afghan and U.S. Soldiers provide security during a cordon and search near the village of Durham-Durham, Afghanistan.
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan and U.S. Soldiers provide security during a cordon and search near the village of Durham-Durham, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel) VIEW ORIGINAL
An AH-64 Apache helicopter shoots Hellfire missiles at the Taliban fighting positions. Soldiers appreciate close-combat air support.
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Staff Sgt. Jason Geranan finds a good shooting position.
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Sgt. Joseph Peer treats an Afghan soldier who was shot by the Taliban during the engagement.
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After pinpointing the Taliban's position, Staff Sgt. Jason Geranen fires an AT4 rocket at them.
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – After pinpointing the Taliban's position, Staff Sgt. Jason Geranen fires an AT4 rocket at them. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel) VIEW ORIGINAL
The fields of boulders provide good cover for the Soldiers, as well as for the extremists.
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Soldiers hook a towbar up to the disabled Humvee as another Soldier fires at the extremists. Bullets zinging through the air lend a sense of urgency to this unplanned "pit-stop."
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers hook a towbar up to the disabled Humvee as another Soldier fires at the extremists. Bullets zinging through the air lend a sense of urgency to this unplanned "pit-stop." (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Edward Caldwell keeps an eye out for anyone trying to sneak up to his well-fortified position.
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Soldiers use their vehicles as cover during the firefight.
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Sgt. Kirk Brutosky and Staff Sgt. Jason Geranen fire at the extremists.
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After leaving Durham-Durham, the Soldiers come under attack when one of their Humvees breaks down. Staff Sgt. Sefo Talia calls out orders to his team during the engagement.
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – After leaving Durham-Durham, the Soldiers come under attack when one of their Humvees breaks down. Staff Sgt. Sefo Talia calls out orders to his team during the engagement. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Taliban position is obliterated thanks to the air-ground teamwork. The Soldiers can now move on to their next objective and get the needed repairs for their Humvee.
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Taliban position is obliterated thanks to the air-ground teamwork. The Soldiers can now move on to their next objective and get the needed repairs for their Humvee. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel) VIEW ORIGINAL