There's no registration needed with Facebook login, sign-in with Facebook instantly by clicking on Connect With Facebook to the top right! Or register and login traditionally. By registering you'll be entered in prize drawings, exclusive deals, free stuff and more just for being active, read articles, and reviews; all for free.

You're Almost There!

Thank you for registering but before you can continue please verify your email address to ensure you aren't a spammer. Please check your email and click the link to finish authenticating.

Thank you for joining the GunNook community. Click here to learn how you can earn free stuff just for being active in the community.

 

You may also want to check out some of our Reviews, Community News, or other Articles by visiting the main Community Page. You can also check out yout personally, newly, added GunNook Wall here.

  • GunNook Easy Access Panel

    Thank you for joining the GunNook community. Click here to learn how you can earn free stuff just for being active in the community.

     

    You may also want to check out some of our Reviews, Community News, or other Articles by visiting the main Community Page. You can also check out the newly added GunNook Wall here.

    You're Almost There!

    Thank you for registering but before you can continue please verify your email address to ensure you aren't a spammer. Please check your email and click the link to finish authenticating.

    There's no registration needed with Facebook login, sign-in with Facebook instantly by clicking on Connect With Facebook to the top right! Or register and login traditionally. By registering you'll be entered in prize drawings, exclusive deals, free stuff and more just for being active, read articles, and reviews; all for free.
  • New details reveal slain US soldier's harrowing last stand

    With enemy forces rapidly closing in on his position, Army Sgt. La David Johnson decided he had to move, evading gunfire alone and on foot for over half a mile before eventually taking cover under a thorny tree. It was here that the 25-year-old South Florida native would make his final stand.

    What happened to Johnson, and how he became separated from the rest of the Green Beret-led team after it was ambushed by more than 100 ISIS fighters in Niger last October, was one of the key mysteries surrounding the attack, which left four US soldiers and four Nigeriens dead.

    The Americans killed were Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright.

    But new details about Johnson's fate -- including an explanation for why his body was recovered in a remote area of the northwestern African country by Nigerien troops nearly 48 hours after he was discovered missing -- emerged Thursday when the Pentagon released a summary of a months-long military investigation into the incident.

    According to a summary of the report, the 12-member team and their partner Nigerien troops were ambushed "by a large enemy force" immediately after their convoy stopped near the village of Tongo Tongo to resupply.

    One of the Nigerien vehicles appeared to depart the area immediately, and the team radioed their headquarters saying they were under attack, but they did not request support.

    The team leader assessed that his combined force could defeat the threat but soon realized that the enemy force was much larger than anticipated, and he ordered his troops to withdraw to the south, the report summary said.

    The convoy eventually departed, but it was at this critical moment that one of the vehicles carrying three of the US soldiers killed in the ambush became separated from the group.

    Realizing that they were missing members of their team and after repeated attempts to reach them via radio, two soldiers from the rest of the US force attempted to return to the ambush site on foot to find their teammates. They soon encountered the enemy and entered into a gun battle.

    It was during this firefight that Johnson returned fire from one of the US vehicles, expending all the ammunition in his M240 machine gun. He switched to a M2010 sniper rifle and continued fighting, according to the summary.

    After receiving increasing enemy fire from ISIS fighters equipped with trucks mounted with machine guns, the team leader ordered his remaining force of Americans and Nigeriens to withdraw.

    It was at this point that Sgt. La David Johnson became separated. While his surviving teammates believed Johnson received the order to withdraw, he, along with two Nigerien soldiers, was unable to get into his vehicle because of enemy fire and was unknowingly left behind.

    Johnson and the Nigerien soldiers escaped on foot. The two Nigerien soldiers were killed and Johnson ran some 950 meters -- evading enemy gunfire -- and eventually took cover behind a single tree and returned fire.

    Johnson was eventually pinned down by an ISIS truck armed with a machine gun and he was killed by small arms fire.

    Because Johnson had evaded on foot "to a location outside the immediate search area of responding forces" his body was not recovered until 48 hours after it was realized he was missing even though the investigation states that the search began immediately and did not stop until he was found, the Pentagon's summary said.

    A village elder eventually found Johnson's body and alerted Nigerien forces, which eventually returned the body to US custody. The summary said that Johnson's hands were never bound and he was never captured alive or executed.

    "The search never stopped," Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier told reporters, adding that "it took a long time to find him" because Johnson ran a long way from where he was last seen.

    "Efforts to locate SGT L. Johnson were initially delayed by errant reporting that SGT L. Johnson was being held in a village north of Tongo Tongo near the Mali border," the report said.

    The summary also said "Johnson's hands were not bound and he was not executed but was killed in action while actively engaging the enemy."

    "[He] made his last stand where he fought until the end under a dense thorny tree," Cloutier said.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
  • Tactical Gear


    Browse our full line of high quality tactical gear. All of our items come with a limited lifetime warranty and a no hassle return policy.

  • Recent Forum Posts

    Souldat

    Order Your Custom PVC Morale Patch and Save BIG!

    GunNook now offers custom PVC Morale Patches.

    Work directly with GunNook to ensure the lowest possible prices with no middle man. If you’re

    Souldat 05-12-2018, 10:32 AM Go to last post
    Survival_junkie

    Shemaghs, The Most Useful Items in Your Pack?

    The Premium GunNook Shemagh
    The people of the Middle East have been using Shemaghs, or Keffiyeh, for centuries. These simple scarves are so versatile, and useful, they are still

    Survival_junkie 04-18-2018, 08:58 PM Go to last post
    Souldat

    Top 5 worst airsoft injuries



    Elevator going down! OUCH!

    Souldat 04-18-2018, 06:58 PM Go to last post
    Survival_junkie

    Get your official GunNook Shemagh

    Everyone should get one, they're very useful.

    Survival_junkie 04-18-2018, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  • Non-Member Ad #7

    Become a GunNook+ Member today or login to stop seeing these ads.

Share GunNook With Your Friends