News: Commandos rescue fellow soldier after insurgent attack
Story by Staff Sgt. Joseph Moore
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Kandak quickly responded to the aide of one of their own in the Terelay Village, Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province, May 11.
The 1st SOK received reports that a 1st SOK commando had been shot by insurgents at his home while on leave.
The members of the 1st SOK quickly planned and executed a quick reaction force mission to rescue the wounded commando soon after being notified.
Following the arrival at the village, the commandos located and secured the Soldier’s home and discovered he was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The training they received from their partnered forces served them well as they proceeded to provide tactical combat casualty care to the wounded Soldier.
The commandos transported the injured Soldier to a coalition forces hospital, where he underwent surgery for the gunshot wounds he received. The 1st SOK commando is in stable condition and is on the road to recovery.
The 1st SOK commandos exhibited their superior training and demonstrated their capability to quickly plan and conduct independent operations into an uncertain environment. Their training will continue to benefit their countrymen as they protect the people of Afghanistan from insurgents.