Author: Jack Terral
Original language: English
Into The Fire
The incoming hurricane of flying steel pounding into the SEAL positions grew with each passing moment. Bullets whined and cracked through the air around the Americans, some clipping the taller blades of grass. It was obvious to everyone that the enemy had night vision equipment and was well prepared to deal with sneak attacks; especially those that happened during the hours of darkness. But like the SEALs, this evening’s violence made it impossible for them to deliver accurate fire.
Brannigan knew the tiger was now tested; and he was tough, efficient and professional. Now was the time to break contact. The Skipper thought quickly, almost instinctively reaching the decision to withdraw fire teams from the ends first to leave the center of his battle line as strong as possible. He once more grabbed the radio handset. “Fire Team Delta, this is Brigand. Break contact and withdraw a hundred meters to the rear. For God’s sake keep your heads down! The incoming fire is as thick as swarms of hornets . . .”