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] – Soldiers cover a wounded comrade on a stretcher to keep debris off of him that is being kicked up by a medevac chopper landing nearby. Standing at left in t-shirt is another wounded soldier, SSG. Robert Simonovich. He is being helped by a third wounded soldier, Pfc. Nicolas Barker, left. They were taking part in a search for three missing American troops abducted several days earlier when a land mine or IED exploded beneath the dirt road on which they were patrolling. A 22-year-old U.S. sergeant was killed instantly by the blast.