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Memorial ceremony held for fallen soldier at FOB Gamberi

A U.S. Soldier reads a program pamphlet prior to a memorial ceremony held for Spc. Hilda I. Clayton at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013. Clayton, of Augusta, Ga., was forward-deployed as the combat camera asset covering the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, “Task Force Long Knife,” at the time of her death. She died while photographing Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live-fire training exercise when a mortar system failed and exploded, July 2. Clayton served as a combat documentation/production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, based at Fort Meade, Md. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones, Jr./Released)



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This work, Memorial ceremony held for fallen soldier at FOB Gamberi [Image 7 of 7], by SGT Richard Jones, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.08.2013

Date Posted:07.10.2013 09:12

Photo ID:968880

VIRIN:130708-A-QU939-355

Resolution:1954x1500

Size:1.76 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERTING BASE GAMBERI, AF

Hometown:AUGUSTA, GA, US

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