First, every officer is a leader, however I am not a platoon, patrol,or company leader. I am the Assistant S2. I was on a patrol to go to a place where I needed to look to facilitate doing my job. As for the "cool weapon" as you put it, I am trained on distance marksmanship from prior enlisted time. For the record, when you come upon an IED the leaders lead and everyone else follows. You sound remotely in-tune to the military so you, I am sure can appreciate how that works. Demon 6, was in charge on scene, I, at that point was 3rd man 3rd squad. Yes, I am an officer, no I was not in charge, I was told to go up to observe the area and provide if need be precision fire if we came under attack. Surely you can understand when a CPT tells a LT to do something, heels click, followed by YES SIR!
As for dehydrated, well. It was pretty hot, and despite the 2 bottles of water I drank prior to being detoured by the insidious little IED, we did err, in not bringing up more than one bottle between us. So, I'll give you that little victory. As you are a small person for not leaving your name to your snide little comments, I am sure the small victory I'll allow you is more than enough for you to handle.
As for me being under investigation, well either you are lying, or you know something I don't. So, why don't we just call it a day, and I'll let you slither back to your hole. You made some assumptions...I'll let that linger. If you comment (especially in the negative), have to stones to leave your name.
Everyone else, I apologize for that...today was one of those days, and Mr. IP 126.96.36.199 quite frankly annoyed the hell out of me.