5-20 IN in action

U.S. Army Pfc. Mark Stewart, far left, lays down cover fire as his squad prepares to maneuver down a street during a patrol in Al Doura, Iraq, March 7, 2007. Stewart is an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Sean A. Foley, U.S. Army. (Released)

Notice the casing just ejected. Heat of the moment right there.

I notice that the Remote Weapons Station (RWS) on the Stryker isn’t targeting whatever or whoever Stewart is firing on. You’d think the .50 gunner would be at least watching. He’s not searching for other targets, either. Looks like he’s looking for planes. Maybe no one’s on the station?

From JCCC.


  1. Also notice the guy yanking him behind the Stryker. Is he trying to pull him out of the line of fire? I imagine it’s harder to aim accurately with someone pulling on your shirt. I guess that’s why they call it ‘covering fire’.