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Memorial ceremony held for fallen soldier at FOB Gamberi

U.S. Service members stand in formation during a memorial ceremony for Army 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 4 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 09:13

Photo ID:968883

VIRIN:130708-A-QU939-414

Resolution:2157x1500

Size:1.63 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE GAMBERI, AFGlobe

Hometown:AUGUSTA, GA, US

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