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Memorial ceremony held for fallen soldier at FOB Gamberi

Two U.S. Soldiers hold hands during a memorial ceremony for Spc. Hilda I. Clayton at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013. Clayton died while photographing Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live-fire training exercise when a mortar system failed and exploded, July 2. Clayton, of Augusta, Ga, served as a combat documentation/production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, based in 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 6 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:968881

VIRIN:130708-A-QU939-361

Resolution:1570x1200

Size:883.54 KB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Hometown:AUGUSTA, GA, US

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