Here's footage you won't soon forget. This soldier was mired in a firefight on a rocky hillside in Afghanistan when he flipped on his helmet cam. The three-and-a-half minutes of footage he captured, during which he takes on an unseen enemy seemingly single-handedly, is like something out of The Hurtlocker— only this really happened. In the clip, you can see rounds crash into the earth around him and, in the most intense moments, the soldier is hit multiple times. Thankfully, he lived to tell his tale. From the YouTube description:

"I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and i made it down the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my eye pro was shot off of my face. We were doing overwatch on the village to recon and gather intel. I was point heading down the face of the hill with the LT. when we got hit. the rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire. I didn't start the video until a few mins into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety."

Watch more footage here.

[via Gizmodo]