A small troop of U. S. soldiers was on a recon mission in Afghanistan when they were surprised by a firefight from Taliban soldiers. 

An unnamed American soldier took it upon himself to step into the open and draw the enemy's fire so that the rest of his troop could make it to safety.

In this amazing helmet-cam footage, notice the bullets ricocheting off the rocks just inches away from this soldier.  He eventually takes four bullets, however, none were life-threatening and the soldier eventually made it down the side of the mountain safely.

Accowhen he and his small troop came under Taliban fire in Afghanistan.