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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown, assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, based out of Fort Meade, Md., speaks during a memorial ceremony for Spc. Hilda Clayton at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013. Spc. Clayton died while taking photographs of Afghan National Army soldiers as they conducted a live-fire training exercise, July 2, 2013. A mortar weapon system failed resulting in a catastrophic explosion, during the incident four ANA soldiers taking part in the training died. Clayton, of Augusta, Ga., was forward-deployed in Afghanistan as the combat camera asset covering the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Task Force Long Knife," at the time of her death. Clayton served as a combat documentation/production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, based out of Fort Meade, Md. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr./Released)



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This work, Memorial [Image 4 of 49], 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:07.17.2013 18:44

Photo ID:973788

VIRIN:130708-A-QU939-425

Resolution:2153x1376

Size:2.12 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE GAMBERI, AFGlobe

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