HOLY **** was the level before Sins of Punishment was HARD, and I'm talking about the mission where you have to push forward to the LZ and keep calling in air strikes. I could push past the first offensive wave and make it to the house to the west, but then when I try to make it downhill, I'd get raped. I'm playing on veteran too, btw.
So here's the kicker...Everytime I'd make my way down the hill and die, I'd have to start all over again, but when I made it to a certain area (the two story house that's to the west), the game saved. No checkpoint screen came up. When that happened, I swore to myself that I wouldn't stop playing until I beat mission.
So what I did was take cover behind wall near the antenna, called in a gazillion air strikes and ran like hell down the hill.
All I can say is that was one of the most frustrating missions in the game.
"Forgiveness is between them and god. I arrange the meeting."-John W. Creasy, R.I.P.