What happens if a soldier freaks out during combat.




 
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May 27th, 2007  
Red_Army
 
 

Topic: What happens if a soldier freaks out during combat.


Lets say that a young soldier gets sent to Iraq for the first time. Upon arrival in Baghdad, a gun fight with insurgents break out.

What happens if the young soldier freaks out in battle, becomes scared, and poses a risk to his fellow soldiers?

Does the military provide training for these scenarios?
May 27th, 2007  
Big_Z
 
 
His Team/Squad leader slaps the **** out of him and they drive on.
May 27th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
^^^ Good stuff that.
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May 27th, 2007  
Chief Bones
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Army
Lets say that a young soldier gets sent to Iraq for the first time. Upon arrival in Baghdad, a gun fight with insurgents break out.

What happens if the young soldier freaks out in battle, becomes scared, and poses a risk to his fellow soldiers?

Does the military provide training for these scenarios?
If it follows the pattern that it did in Vietnam, his fellow soldiers (out of self defese), will probably shoot him in the back and carry on. There were a number of 90 Day Wonders that didn't even last 2 weeks after arriving in country ... what made these death similar to one another, were the bullet holes between their shoulder blades that (IF they were checked out), were NOT made by the enemy (fools, freaks, arseholes were NOT easily tolerated). The authorities DIDN'T want to know - very few cases were ever acknowledged as 'death by friendly fire'.
May 27th, 2007  
KJ
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Army
Lets say that a young soldier gets sent to Iraq for the first time. Upon arrival in Baghdad, a gun fight with insurgents break out.

What happens if the young soldier freaks out in battle, becomes scared, and poses a risk to his fellow soldiers?

Does the military provide training for these scenarios?
If he "freaks out" in battle he dies.
No respawns in real life mate.

IF he survives the initial contact and doesn´t snap out of it, the squad leader WILL take care of it per Big Z,s statement.
May 28th, 2007  
chenpengke
 
 
what you do in the battle will get shot ,including doing nothing.
May 28th, 2007  
Guardsman_Ca
 
 
He's sent stateside ------------------------> in a body bag
Chances are pretty good that if the individual freaks during a firefight if the enemy doesn't get him one of his own probably will.
May 28th, 2007  
major liability
 
 
What do you mean by freak out? Run away? Starting spraying wildly in random directions, giving away his position?

Or what?

Somehow I don't think this happens very often in volunteer armies.
 


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