Carrying a wounded comrade through the dust
A subtle image, but the combination of the soft hazy dust and a lonely exposed sock of a wounded soldier being carried by fellow marines makes this image feel quite vulnerable to me.
Behrouz Mehri / AFP – Getty Images
Seen through a haze of fine dust kicked up by the helicopter‘s rotor blades, US Marines carry a wounded comrade who was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device to a medevac helicopter of U.S. Army’s Task Force Lift “Dust Off”, Charlie Company 1-171 Aviation Regiment in Helmand province on Nov. 2, 2011. The Marine lost his right leg from the knee in the blast.
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- Marine Life in Patrol Base Afghanistan (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
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- Marines Push Deep into Helmand (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
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Semper Fi to all my fellow jarhead brothers out there. 1/5/1 Nam 67-69