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] – Having just placed their wounded comrades and a body bag containing their dead comrade on a medevac chopper, two soldiers kneel while it takes off as the sun rises. The soldier was killed by a land mine or IED while on patrol in search of three missing American troops. Four others were wounded in the blast. Later that day, another soldier, a medic, was critically injured at another location, shot in the forehead by an Iraqi sniper.