Shots heard round the world when soldier pocket-dials from Afghanistan
Stephen Phillips, 22, was battling insurgents when his phone pressed against his Humvee and redialed his parents a few weeks ago. Most of the sounds were gunfire, but shouts can be heard – including “More ammo!” and “Incoming, incoming!” – before the message cuts off.
Fortunately, after hearing the message, Phillips’ family members told reporters they had been able to reach him to confirm he and the other soldiers in his unit had survived the firefight. One of his siblings posted the audio on YouTube, as “Brother’s Firefight” on April 21, and the recording has been picked up all over the world since then.