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Recording of Melee & Non-Projectile Weaponry Events

Post by Ryan » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:53 pm

So I was putting together some known melee events over the years: successful and failed. To break it up as an overall reference this will include non-stealth events. The misc/other category for related events involving hand to hand, close range weaponry and so forth. Most true events happened around the Great Wars, which in those cases were unreported. Just as a reference I'm going to place them here, as an analytical point of view I can note that in regards to stealth, the majority have occurred in previous wars and none have been recorded in current theaters that I've found or known about as of yet. It's hard to find something credible and backed up. This is not meant to offend anyone, but to be an insight into realistic application.

Stealth - Success

- George “Skeeter” Vaughan, WW2. Killed a sentry with a thrown dagger, on record as the longest thrown dagger kill to date.

“With a skill developed over many years of continual practice, Skeeter hurled his bayonet knife in a high trajectory, aiming for a spot about three feet above the head of the sentry. The weapon turned silently over and over in its long downhill pinwheel flight, and to Skeeter’s amazement, the sentry dropped face down into the snow without a sound—the weapon had penetrated the sentry’s head at the base of his skull... The patrol cleaned out the pillbox with grenades. The following morning, Skeeter's throw was measured at a miraculous 87 feet!”.

- Jon Cavaiani, Vietnam. Killed a sentry with a thrown dagger.

"His team leader motioned for Jon to throw his knife and, at first, he shook his head “no.” The team leader again stressed he had to take the sentry out. Calculating the throw, and fully charged with adrenaline, he let fly at the enemy solider. To his relief, the knife buried itself to the hilt in the enemy’s back and the sentry dropped without a sound!".

- Sgt. Justin Morris, Vietnam.

"Sgt. Justin "Thunder-boy" Morris, Vietnam Veteran, killed a guy in Hamburger Hills by throwing a knife through a small opening in a machinegun bunker and landed it in the neck of a Viet Cong and killed him. Thunder-boy said he practiced knife fighting everyday and always carried two knives with him."

Stealth - Failed

- The 'Adoo', the Battle of Mirbat, Oman. A "Night Picket" group of Omani Army soldiers were found all with their throats cut open after a sneak attack.

"This was the monsoon season and the thick cloud meant that, at 5am, daylight was still sometime away. This suited the Adoo, who crept silently towards their targets in the darkness... The Adoo's first objective was an outpost just over half a mile north of the town, standing on a small hill. Halfway between the town and the mountains, the hill towered over the target area and any sentries stationed at the hilltop had to be dealt with swiftly... The eight men manning the outpost were supposed to have died silently, their throats cut as they slept, but things did not go exactly as planned. A shot rang out, cutting through the damp air and, in the instant that it takes to recognise a gunshot, it was joined by a volley that left the sentries in no doubt that they were under attack."

Non-Stealth - Success

- 'On the topic of Hand-to-Hand Combat' by Captain S. Feldman. Polled veterans retrospective study of [and from] WW2.

"According to the same poll, 822 reconnaissance troops used the following in combat with enemy units or troops: knife-dagger stabs (182 incidents), bayonet strikes (92 incidents), buttstock blows (86), an unarmed struggle of one man vs. several opponents (61 incidents), blows with the entrenching tool (48), blows with other improvised means (34), unarmed single combat (18 incidents), and other means (57). These numbers point to the special quality of reconnaissance action: the dagger-knife is the most popular here. We must clearly engage in special training for reconnaissance men."

- Bill Speakman, WW2.

"Press reports of the time reported that Private Speakman began throwing bottles at the enemy after running out of grenades. The bottles were in fact beer bottles sent to the line for platoon consumption (40 men-approx 4 per man). By the time the platoon were attacked, the bottles were empty, thus constituting suitable weaponry."

- Albert Jacka, WW2.

"He was already flipping the fuck out before the defenders even knew what hit them. Charging down the trench with a goddamned bolt-action rifle and a bayonet, this guy cleared out the entire trench of defenders, shooting five guys, bayoneting two more, and chasing the rest off with the sheer balls-out insanity of his attack."

- Basil Plumley, WW2.

"Fought in three continent-spanning wars against global Fascism and Communism, participated in a couple dozen of the bloodiest and most vicious battles this country has ever seen, and once pulled out his .45-caliber Colt 1911 service pistol and led a bayonet charge through a bullet-strewn jungle against a force of AK-47"

- Norman Mitchell, WW2.

"No noise, no naughty weapons. However, it was quite obvious it was going to be guarded with sentries and I knew where one was that was guarding the house... pulled his head back and plunged my sheath-knife into his neck."



- Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack" Churchill. WW2.

He is best known for saying that "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed" and, in following with this, for carrying a sword into battle. In WWII. And not one of those sissy ceremonial things the Marines have. No, Jack carried a fucking claymore. And he used it, too. He is credited with capturing a total of 42 Germans and a mortar squad in the middle of the night, using only his sword.

- Col. Lewis L. Millet, Korea.

"During the Korean War, the French Battalion and Turkish Brigade conducted bayonet charges against enemies. United States Army officer Lewis L. Millett led soldiers of the US Army's 27th Infantry Regiment in taking out a machine gun position with bayonets, and received the Medal of Honor for the action. This was the last bayonet charge by the US Army."

"When one platoon became pinned down by heavy fire, Millett took another platoon forward, joined the two groups, and led them up the hill. Wielding his bayonet and throwing hand grenades, Millett yelled encouragement to his soldiers throughout the hand to hand fight. Upon reaching the top of the hill, his men stormed the enemy position and forced the opposing soldiers to withdraw. Although wounded in the shin by grenade fragments, Millett refused to be evacuated until the position was secured. Historian S.L.A. Marshall described the attack as "the most complete bayonet charge by American troops since Cold Harbor". Out of about 50 enemy dead, roughly 20 were found to have been killed by bayonets, and the location subsequently became known as Bayonet Hill."

- David Bleak, Korea.

"The enemy troops watched the American medic jump into the trench and go on a rampage with his bare hands, breaking the neck of one guy and crushing the windpipe of another. Then he fully secured his place in the nightmares of any enemy onlookers by plunging his one weapon, a trench knife, in the chest of a third."

- Ola Mize, Korea.

"On the evening of June 10, 1953 and all through the next day, Sergeant Ola Mize led his men in fierce hand-to-hand combat to repel an overwhelming enemy attack near Surang-ni, South Korea. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 7, 1954."



"He was swinging at him!"

- Herbert K. Pililaau, Korea.

"After exhausting the ammunition for his BAR, he began throwing hand grenades until those too were gone. As some of his comrades watched from their new position further down the ridge, Pililaʻau threw rocks at the attackers before charging at them, wielding his trench knife with one hand and punching with the other. He was soon surrounded and killed by bayonet. At this point Hagar fell back to rejoin his troops. When his platoon retook the position the next day, they found forty dead North Korean soldiers around his body."

- Rick Rescorla, Vietnam.

"Then, as if beating down a 20-to-1 onslaught of AK-47 wielding hardened troops wasn't enough, once the sun came up Rick Rescorla, who by this point was Jack Bauer-ing it on 48 hours of non-stop fighting without sleep, personally rallied his men led a goddamned bayonet charge that drove off the last remnants of the enemy troops. Calling out orders like he was fucking Wellington at Waterloo, this guy kept his men in formation to "charge bayonets", and, after the attack drove the enemy out of the position, he went on to single-handedly wipe out a machine gun nest with a grenade in just for good measure (chucking grenades, incidentally, isn't much different than hefting a shot put)."

- Charles C. Rogers, Vietnam.

"After an intense midnight firefight and the utter confusion hand-to-hand combat where Rogers personally killed a few of the enemy but also took a bullet from an AK-47, his determined attack threw them back and recaptured the gun."

- Jon Cavaiani, Vietnam.

"In June of 1971 the NVA over ran Radio Relay Site Hickory north of Khe Sanh and he had the misfortune of being one of its small group of defenders. He was in a bunker when two NVA entered, one unarmed and one with an AK-47. Thinking fast, he stabbed the dagger into the throat of the one with rifle, while his partner stitched the other up the front with 20 rounds from an M16."

"A few seconds later the NVA logically threw a grenade in the bunker and Jon decided to play dead, which, given the extent of his shrapnel wounds, wasn’t hard to do. He hid under some cardboard in the bunker but an enemy soldier lifted it to see what was concealed there. Without the slightest hesitation, Caviani drove the Gerber into his sternum all the way into his spine. The only problem was he could not free the knife from the body."



- Roy Benavidez, Vietnam.

"On May 2, 1968, a 12-man Special Forces patrol which included nine Montagnard tribesmen, was surrounded by a NVA battalion. Benavidez heard the radio appeal for help and boarded a helicopter to respond. Armed only with a knife, he jumped from the helicopter carrying his medical bag and rushed to help the trapped patrol. Benavidez "distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely glorious actions... and because of his gallant choice to join voluntarily his comrades who were in critical straits, to expose himself constantly to withering enemy fire, and his refusal to be stopped despite numerous severe wounds, saved the lives of at least eight men." He was evacuated to the base camp, examined, and thought to be dead. As he was placed in a body bag among the other dead in body bags, he was suddenly recognized by a friend who called for help. A doctor came and examined him and he too believed Benavidez was dead. The doctor was about to zipper up the bag when Benavidez managed to spit in his face, alerting the doctor that he was still alive. Benavidez had a total of 37 separate bullet, bayonet, and shrapnel wounds from the six hour fight with the enemy battalion."

- Unknown Navy SEAL, Vietnam.

Featured in Terry O'Farrell's book, 'Behind Enemy Lines', a US Navy SEAL trooper stabs a Viet Cong soldier through the throat during a scuffle in the target villages hut, in the pitch black with nothing to guide them. The SEAL kills the VC soldier with his personal knife.

- David Bellavia, Iraq.

"Entering the room, Bellavia saw it was filled with propane tanks and plastic explosives. He hesitated to fire his weapon for fear of setting off an explosion. The insurgent was flat on his back on the floor. “I saw he was reeling so I took the M-16 that I had and just started beating him with it.” The man fought back, swinging his AK-47 into Bellavia’s jaw, punching him in the face and slamming a foot into his crotch. 'Never in a million years would I expect something to devolve into such an animalistic fight', said Bellavia."

"It ended when Bellavia took a Gerber knife from his belt and stuck it into the man’s collarbone. “He did the creepiest thing at the end of it,” Bellavia said. “He took his hand and caressed my face. It was really creeping me out because he was almost forgiving me in a sense.” The insurgent was one of five that Bellavia killed that day. He was awarded the Silver Star and is being nominated for the Medal of Honor."

- Fallujah Overview.

"n a Sept. 2004 CBS news special report from Fallujah entitled "The Second War," Staff Sgt. Ian Bonnell said "It played out pretty much how I expected it... Close-in fighting, getting up close and personal with people," and correspondent Scott Pelley reported "One Marine officer said his men were fighting hand to hand, and when they couldn't reach their side arms, they used knives for fighting instead."

In another news story about how Marines are trained for this kind of war, I saw an instructor showing young Marines the "pin someone against the wall with your shoulder and use your knife on him" bit I mentioned I can't remember when or where I saw that. It was over ten years ago, after all. It may have even been on PBS.

Keith L. Shimko's book "The Iraq Wars And America's Military Revolution" says "I talked to a lot of Marines about Fallujah II...it's astonishing, the narratives. Hand-to-hand combat....You have Marines killing insurgents with knives, fighting on the ground. You have guys biting each other sometimes."

There seem to be a lot of these kind of accounts from people who fought in Fallujah II. These include Silver Star recipient Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia who resorted to hitting his enemy in the head with the chest plate from his body armor and finally had to use a utility knife on the the enemy (who was biting Bellavia like a pitbull at the moment) to finish the fight. An interesting aside to this fight is that it took place in a room full of explosives for making IEDs (not that surprising to have in an insurgent's haven), so using a primary, secondary or ANY firearm wasn't a good option for Bellavia."

- Sgt. (then Cpl.) R.J. Mitchell, Iraq.

"I happened to look over and the [bad] guy looked over a little bit... and I took him out... with my knife" in an interview with FOX News discussing the "House of Hell" in Fallujah.

- Cpl. Samuel Toloza, Iraq.

"Najaf, Iraq — One of his friends was dead, 12 others lay wounded and the four soldiers still left standing were surrounded and out of ammunition. So Salvadoran Cpl. Samuel Toloza said a prayer, whipped out his knife and charged the Iraqi gunmen."

"In one of the only known instances of hand-to-hand combat in the Iraq conflict, Cpl. Toloza stabbed several attackers swarming around a comrade. The stunned assailants backed away momentarily, just as a relief column came to the unit’s rescue. “We never considered surrender. I was trained to fight until the end,” said the 25-year-old corporal, one of 380 soldiers from El Salvador whose heroism is being cited just as other members of the multinational force in Iraq are facing criticism."

- The Battle of Danny Boy. Sergeant Brian Wood, Iraq.

"In 2004 in Iraq at the Battle of Danny Boy, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders bayonet charged mortar positions filled with over 100 Mahdi Army members. The ensuing hand to hand fighting resulted in an estimate of over 40 insurgents killed and 35 bodies collected (many floated down the river) and 9 prisoners. Sergeant Brian Wood, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the battle. This engagement brought to notice the tactical use of the weapon for close combat and the sheer psychological effect it can have."

"Outnumbered British soldiers killed 35 Iraqi attackers in the Army’s first bayonet charge since the Falklands War 22 years ago. The fearless Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders stormed rebel positions after being ambushed and pinned down. Despite being outnumbered five to one, they suffered only three minor wounds in the hand-to-hand fighting near the city of Amara."

- SGM Prosser, Iraq.

"It was Aug. 19, 2005, and SGM Prosser’s commander, LTC Kurilla, had been shot down in front of him. Bullets hit the ground and walls around him. SGM Prosser charged under fire into a shop, not knowing how many enemy fighters were inside. There was one, and SGM Prosser shot him four times in the chest, then threw down his empty rifle and fought hand-to-hand with the man. The insurgent pulled SGM Prosser’s helmet over his eyes. SGM Prosser got his hands onto the insurgent’s throat, but couldn’t get a firm grip because it was slick with blood. Unable to reach his sidearm or his knife, and without the support of any other American soldiers, SGM Prosser nonetheless disarmed and subdued the insurgent by delivering a series of powerful blows to the insurgent’s head, rendering the man unconscious."

- Cliff Wooldridge, Afghanistan.

"The Taliban warrior, locked in hand-to-hand fist-fight old-school combat with a dude who was obviously beating the hell out of him, decided that if he was going down the Marine was coming with him, and he took one hand off his machine gun and reached up to pull the pin on one of the hand grenades strapped to the outside of Wooldridge's tactical vest.

That was the opening Wooldridge needed. He ripped the PKM out of the guy's hands and then proceeded to beat the dude to death with his own machine gun. Which is pretty badass. "

- TF42, Afghanistan.

Killed two sleeping Taliban sentries with knives.

- Lt. James Adamson, Afghanistan.

"In 2009, Lieutenant James Adamson, aged 24, of the Royal Regiment of Scotland was awarded the Military Cross for a bayonet charge whilst on a tour of duty in Afghanistan: after shooting one Taliban fighter dead Adamson had run out of ammunition when another enemy appeared. Adamson immediately charged the second Taliban fighter and bayoneted him."

'I bayoneted people. It was me or them.'

- LCpl. Sean Jones, Afghanistan.

"In September 2012, Lance Corporal Sean Jones of The Princess of Wales's Regiment was awarded the Military Cross for his role in a bayonet charge which took place in October 2011."

"A soldier who led a bayonet charge across 80m (260ft) of open ground through Taliban gunfire in Afghanistan has been given the Military Cross. Lance Corporal Sean Jones, 25, of 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Regiment, and his patrol were ambushed in Kakaran village, Helmand. As they moved through an open field, the patrol came under heavy and accurate small-arms fire. Cpl Jones said that it was "obviously a well-planned ambush" and they had to "react quickly." Firing a rocket at one of the insurgent positions, he ordered three of his men to fix bayonets before breaking cover and leading them across the open ground."

"As two of the soldiers provided fire support, Cpl Jones prepared a hand grenade for the final assault, racing towards an alley. He was about to throw the grenade, but said he realised that the buildings were occupied so put the grenade away, but this caused the insurgents to fall back. Sporadic enemy fire continued and they were to launch another assault, but were joined by the platoon commander and the rest of the platoon, who had been suppressing the other enemy position."

- Specialist Kenneth, Afghanistan. Tomahawk.

"MY NAME IS SFC KENNETH X. XXXXX, I AM IN X Co (HEAVY WEAPONS) X/XXX PIR 82 ND ABN DIV. I RECEIVED A TACTICAL TOMAHAWK AS A GOING AWAY GIFT FROM 5th RTB IN JANUARY 0F 2002.

SINCE THEN IT HAS BEEN WITH ME THROUGH FTX’S JUMPS AND A DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. I HAVE USE IT TO PRY LOCKS, CHOP DOWN DOORS, BUST WINDOWS, CUT FIRE WOOD, DIG, AND AS SUBSTITUTE FOR MY ASP BATON.

ON 18 OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR IN AFGHANISTAN, I USED IT TO SAVE A FELLOW TROOPERS LIFE. WE WERE CLEARING AN OBJECTIVE WHEN MY #2 ENTERED A CLOSET UNDER A STAIRWELL AND CAME FACE TO FACE WITH TWO ARMED ENEMY. DUE TO THE TIGHTNESS OF THE SPACE, HE WAS UNABLE TO USE HIS M-4, SO HE ENGAGED THEM HAND TO HAND. MY #3 WAS ABLE TO KILL ONE MAN, BUT I COULD NOT GET A SHOT AT THE SECOND, SO I HIT HIM WITH THE HATCHET EDGE OF THE TOMAHAWK JUST ABOVE THE OCCIPITAL BONE. THE TOMAHAWK PENETRATED ALL THE WAY TO HANDLE, INSTANTLY DROPPING THE ENEMY. NO KNIFE SHORT OF A MACHETE WOULD HAVE MADE SUCH SHORT WORK OF A MAN. THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUCH A GREAT BIT OF KIT, AND SUPPORTING THE TROOPS. RLTW."

- Cpl. Dipprasad Pun, Afghanistan.

"Cpl Pun, from the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was presented with the CGC during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, during which a number of other soldiers were recognised for their bravery... The soldier fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault on his checkpoint near Babaji in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, last September..."

"Most of the militants were about 50ft away from him, but at one point he turned around to see a 'huge' Taliban fighter looming over him. The soldier picked up his machine gun and fired a long burst at the man until he fell off the roof. When another insurgent tried to climb up to his position, the Gurkha attempted to shoot him with his SA80 rifle. But it did not work, either because it had jammed or because the magazine was empty. He first grabbed a sandbag but it had not been tied up and the contents fell to the floor."

"Then he seized the metal tripod of his machine gun and threw it at the approaching Taliban militant, shouting in Nepali 'Marchu talai' ('I will kill you') and knocking him down. Two insurgents were still attacking by the time the heroic Gurkha had used up all his ammunition, but he set off a Claymore mine to repel them... The only weapon he did not use was the traditional Kukri knife carried by Gurkhas because he did not have his with him at the time."

- Sgt. Paul Cale, Afghanistan.

"Australian Commando Paul Cale, an elite soldier from 2 Commando Regiment, created a world-leading close-quarter fighting course after he was caught in a "scuffle" during a night mission while on deployment to Afghanistan in 2007. The 44-year-old martial artist said he also broke an enemy fighter's shoulder and inflicted other injuries "that were just automatic" given the regiment's limited hand-to-hand combat training at that time. "I ended up strangling a Taliban as he was screaming 'Allah Akbar'. He turned out to be the 2IC of the Taliban in that region."

- Unknown SEAL, off the coast of East Africa.

"Five minutes after the pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Sterett, and small arms fire erupted, 15 Navy SEAL commandos stormed the yacht. The hostages were dead or dying. American officials said it was unclear whether they had been executed or killed in the pirates’ cross-fire. Other pirate hostages have died in captivity or during rescue attempts, but there are few, if any, cases of pirates intentionally killing hostages."

"The commandos shot and killed one pirate and stabbed another. Two other pirates were found dead, apparently killed by their comrades, and 13 surrendered to the Americans."

- The Battle of Mount Tumbledown, the Falklands, Major Kiszely.

"Battle of Mount Tumbledown (June 13–14, 1982): British infantry charge Argentine positions in the Falklands War. The last successful bayonet charge until 2004... The fighting was hard going for Left Flank. The Argentinians had well dug-in machine guns and snipers. At 2:30 a.m., however, a second British assault overwhelmed the Argentinian defences. British troops swarmed the mountaintop and drove the Argentinians out, at times fighting with fixed bayonets... From then on we fought from crag to crag, rock to rock, taking out pockets of enemy and lone riflemen, all of whom resisted fiercely... Major Kiszely, who was to become a senior general after the war, was the first man into the Argentine position, personally shooting two Argentinian conscripts and bayoneting a third, his bayonet breaking in two."

"Seeing their company commander among the Argentinians inspired 14 and 15 Platoons to make the final dash across open ground to get within bayoneting distance of the marines. Kiszely and six other Guardsmen suddenly found themselves standing on top of the mountain, looking down on Stanley which was under street lighting and had vehicles moving along the roads. The Argentinians, in the form of their 6th Infantry Regiment's B Company, now counter-attacked and a burst of machine gun fire from the 3rd Platoon of Second Lieutenant Augusto La Madrid injured three British men, including Lieutenant Alasdair Mitchell, commander of 15 Platoon. A bullet passed through the compass secured on Kiszely's belt. For his bayonet charge Major Kiszely was awarded the Military Cross."

- Nigerian soldier fights Boko Haram militant, Nigeria-Somali border clashes.

He ran out of ammunition.



- Hamas storm Israeli troops, Israel.

Hamas militant uses stock to beat Israeli soldier.



Non-Stealth - Failed

No accounts yet found.

Of course with a failed attempt or event, the chances of success dramatically drop. It's possible they weren't reported or acknowledged due to death, especially during the Great Wars in Urban settings - a dead man can't talk.

Misc/Other

- Contractor stabbing, Iraq.

"The charges in military court against the man — identified by the military as Alaa “Alex” Mohammed Ali — have drawn wide attention as a test of the military’s ability to try civilians working for it in a war zone. Ali is the first person to be charged under a 2006 amendment to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and is accused of stabbing another contractor during a dispute at a base in western Iraq."

- Contractor stabbed soldier on plane.

"Robert Paterson, 38, works as a contractor in Afghanistan. During a vacation from the war zone, he was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport for threatening Shipley and allegedly stabbing him with a type of knife on an airplane."

- Afghanistan teen, civilian, kills American soldier Sgt. Michael Cable.

"The soldier was playing with a group of children outside when the attacker came from behind and stabbed him in the neck with a large knife. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the young man was acting independently when he killed the soldier but had joined the Islamic militant movement since fleeing the scene."

"Sgt. Michael Cable, 26, was guarding Afghan and U.S. officials meeting in a province near the border with Pakistan when the stabbing occurred ."

- The Ghurkas, Afghanistan. Beheading a dead Taliban fighter.

"Having identified their target, a fierce battle ensued during which the warlord was killed. To prove that they had got their man, the Gurkhas attempted to remove the body for identification. Further enemy fire necessitated a fast exit minus corpse. So, an unnamed soldier drew his kukri - the standard-issue Gurkha knife - removed the man's head and legged it."

"Ten out of ten for initiative. Nought out of ten for diplomacy."

- Child Soldier Sylvère Ndayishimiye, FNL Army, Burundi.

"Seven years after Burundi’s civil war came to an end, Sylvère Ndayishimiye, a former child soldier forced into action by the rebel FNL army, is still trying to shake his memories of murder and mayhem. He made his first kill with a knife – straight to the victim’s heart. "I rammed the knife into his heart. That was the first time I killed. There were about 35 more times after that, but I was allowed to shoot them with a Kalashnikov so it wasn’t so bad.”

"The war turned him into a killer against his will. He was at his job as a cook when 13 heavily-armed FNL fighters abducted him. On the same day, they cut a code into his left arm with a dirty knife, then cut his rank – “scout” – into his right arm. For the rest of his life he will bear the nasty scars that remind him of the worst two years of his life. For two months, Ndayishimiye schlepped munitions and food as the rebels fled government soldiers. The fear of death was constant. Then, in the Burudian jungle, his military training began. He practiced Kung Fu, and learned how to use a pistol, a Kalashnikov and hand grenades. His first killing was his final exam."

Note: It was and still is common practice to indoctrinate child soldiers by forcing them to carry out violent acts. Some blind-fold the child and force him or her to shoot the weapon, unknowingly with a captured civilian or enemy in front of it. Others force them to do barbaric and borderline cultural and religious nut acts such as killing a child and eating their heart, as seen in the civil wars in Liberia where they even fought naked believing they had powers from eating the heart.

- Terrorist Groups. The Taliban and Al Qaeda mainly exampled, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source numerous beheading, insider attacks and torture-murder events. Unfortunately that is their choice of intimidation. Not to mention previous events of this occurrence in similar terrorist groups including Chechnya and commonly in parts of Africa and the Middle East during warfare. Don't forget the Philippines and the Caucasus either, anywhere there is terrorism there is room for intimidation and brutal violence. Higherlander Scott McLaren, Private First Class Kristian Menchaca and Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker to name a few. RIP.

- Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi. Libyan rebels.

"Reportedly dragged him from a drainage pipe and tortured [sodomized] him with a knife." Torture instrument used as a knife but the execution instrument was a gunshot wound and wounds sustained in the previous firefight leading to capture.
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Re: Recording of Melee & Non-Projectile Weaponry Events

Post by civiliansheepdog » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:13 am

Great read. Reading the events I haven't read one single MMA technique pulled, it's all gross motor skills and instinct kicks in. Not knocking on MMA practitioners but you just got to use common sense when actually engaging in combat(stay alive, period).

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Re: Recording of Melee & Non-Projectile Weaponry Events

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:44 am

civiliansheepdog wrote:Great read. Reading the events I haven't read one single MMA technique pulled, it's all gross motor skills and instinct kicks in. Not knocking on MMA practitioners but you just got to use common sense when actually engaging in combat(stay alive, period).
Maybe in arrests (or securing) and/or snatch and grab. But there isn't a lot of literature on that.

EDIT: The recent Chapo raid must have it somewhere! Some SWAT videos surely have it. Some pictures of Special Forces show snatch-and-grab missions with detained terrorists but not the detaining process.
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"Anyone with a weapon is just as deadly as the next person."
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