He was hiking near the area where he was found.
101st Airborne Ambushed by Taliban
"I shot this video during "Operation Dragon Strike" (Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan) in the summer of 2010. The Soldiers are from the 101st Airborne Division, the "Black Hearts". We were ambushed in a dried up canal, Taliban guns fired on us from about 30 feet away. The fight was going on for about 25 seconds before I could get the camera up and running. Some how we all made it out uninjured, I believe I was the only on with minor bullet fragment wounds on my right arm and a small piece in the neck."