A soldier’s war story has become the subject of a viral online video.
The soldier, identified only as ‘M.G.’, shared the story on YouTube, where it gained over 13 million views within the first 24 hours of posting, according to YouTube analytics.
M.H., a 28-year-old former Marine, said that he was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1 Marine Brigade Combat Team, 1 Marines Landing Craft Squadron, 1 Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2013.
He told the New York Daily News that his unit had just started its third year of combat operations and was preparing to take on Taliban insurgents in the eastern province of Kunduz.
Moussa, who requested anonymity, said he was told that there was an attack on his base by insurgents and that the Americans were fighting back.
The first video, titled “The Enemy’s Song”, was uploaded by a user named ‘MoussassasM.
O.’ in January 2015, after M.H. posted it on YouTube.
The video went viral, gaining over 13.6 million views by April 1, 2015, according the analytics company.MOUSSASSASM.MOUSA shared the video on March 25, 2016, and received more than 5,000 comments and 1,600 shares within 24 hours, according YouTube analytics data.
In response to criticism, M.G.’s battalion commander, Lt.
Col. Patrick O’Donnell, issued a statement to the Daily News in April, saying that his battalion “is a proud American force who is well trained and equipped for its mission and will not back down from our responsibilities to the people of Afghanistan.”
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The soldiers video sparked widespread debate on social media and prompted the hashtag #MGSSoldier.
Some people said that M.S. should not have shared the videos, and others criticized his actions, calling the videos a “fraud.”
Others called the soldier’s actions “disgusting” and “insensitive.”
However, the soldier defended his actions saying that he did it because he was “on a mission” and he wanted to “show my country that we’re going to protect them.”MOSEGOVAN, Ukraine — FEHbr.
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“A soldier’s bravery is the first and last thing that needs to be respected,” wrote ‘Rae’ on Facebook.
“It is also important to understand that soldiers don’t get to tell stories.”
A friend of ‘Rey’ added, “You can’t get the story from one soldier, because that soldier will die in the field of battle.
A soldier is someone who puts their life on the line every single day to protect our freedoms and our freedom of speech.
There is no such thing as a ‘hero’.””
No soldier ever deserved to be a hero, and no hero should be treated with disrespect,” said another friend.”
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