The Digital Journalist
©Michael Kamber for The New York Times
Latafiya, Iraq, May 19, 2007 [Alpha Co. 2-15, Task Force 2-15, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division] – A wounded soldier lies on a stretcher awaiting helicopter evacuation as another wounded soldier, SSG. Robert Simonovich, covers his face in the background. A third wounded soldier, Pfc. Nicolas Barker, with white tag, is at right. A member of the Iraqi Army was also injured. All are expected to survive. Their 22-year-old sergeant, however, was killed instantly when a land mine or IED detonated beneath their feet as they patrolled in search of three missing American soldiers.