On the Ground
Posted on Tuesday July 11th, 2017 @ 11:40pm by Field Commander Garrett Alder
Mission: Mission 1: Tallest Tower
Col. Garrett Alder
Team Leader / Sniper
Alder fired another shot, taking a target that had been heading for the back door to the building. “Wraith 2, Wraith 1, copy your traffic.” He said hearing they had the package. So far everything was going more or less to plan. Which was probably why he had a rock in the pit of his stomach, ‘No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy’ was something that had been drilled into his head since he joined the Corps.
He received the message from Huber about the ATV, he had no shot from this angle. He keyed the intercom, “I need a 90 degree tail rotation, clockwise” he felt the Blackhawk shift almost instantly, the fleeting ATV came into his view. It wasn’t the simplest shot, they were heading on a diagonal away from him, he ran the calculations in his head, 2 up, 3 left, he led the drive, and fired. The driver slumped over the controls, the passenger looked confused for only a moment as a second shot followed the first closely, both tangos died as the ATV veered into a tree. “Wraith 6, this is Wraith 1, targets eliminated.”
The pilot looked over his shoulder as the call they were moving the girl came in. Alder just gave him a nod, “Wraith 2, Wraith 1, understood, we’ll meet you there.” The Blackhawk banked around and headed towards the LZ. Alder pulled the M101 from his modified rest and locked it into the seat and grabbed his HK416. The Blackbird touched down in the LZ, Alder stepped out and took a knee surveying the area waiting for the team to arrive with the package.