“At that moment, though, it was too late. …He got off a burst of rounds, and I saw a yellow muzzle flash from his AK47 and just, boom. I was hit and saw nothing but darkness. I came to with my eyes and realized I’d been hit and saw my M16 laying 5 feet in front of me.” – Paul Gardner
In this installment of Ballistic Radio we interview former Marine, Paul Gardner. Paul recounts the events of the 2003 ambush near Baghdad, that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Paul discusses mistakes made and what he learned from the incident. Additionally Paul talks about the positive impact of training, and how he’s trying to ensure that what happened to him doesn’t happen to anyone else.