Soldier Was Shocked When His Taliban Gunfight Video Went Viral

We received a phone call Thursday afternoon from a “15-year veteran” of the Army infantry and “close friend” to Ted Daniels, the actual soldier in the helmet-cam video that’s gone viral achieving more than 21 million YouTube hits. 

The caller offered Daniels’ identity and said if there was anyone Daniels talks to, it should be us. 

The infantry soldier said Daniels was part of Ft. Carson’s 4th Infantry Division, and that we should call the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) there and try to arrange an interview. 

He said Daniels had in fact been hit a total of four times, but that his worst injury came from the fall (recorded early in the video), in which he sustained a severely broken ankle. Daniels has since been awarded the Purple Heart.

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