News Photo Of The Day- A Scene Too Often Repeated

Carrying a wounded comrade through the dust

Natalia Jimenez writes

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.

Semper Fi to all my fellow jarhead brothers out there. 1/5/1 Nam 67-69


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