Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Hilda Clayton photo: Army honors combat photographer killed in Afghanistan

Hilda Clayton photo: Army honors combat photographer killed in Afghanistan | The Kansas City StarA mortar tube accidentally exploded on July 2, 2013 during an Afghan National Army (ANA) live-fire training exercise in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The accident killed U.S. Army Spc. Hilda Clayton and four ANA soldiers. This photo was taken by one of the Afghan soldiers at the moment of the blast.

Spc. Hilda Clayton, a 22-year-old Army visual information specialist from Augusta, Ga., was photographing an Afghan National Army training mission when a mortar tube accidentally exploded, according to The Army Times.
She and four Afghan soldiers died in the blast. The last picture she took shows a soldier being blasted off the ground by the fiery blast.

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