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[–] L3D [S] 1 points 79 points (+80|-1) ago 

Mortar tube exploded, she and four Afgan soldiers died.

Afgan photographer's picture (she was training him) http://static.iltalehti.fi/ulkomaat/05940178_ul.jpg notice her camera down left.

http://static.iltalehti.fi/ulkomaat/05940179_ul.jpg picture of her.

Story http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/02/army-releases-haunting-images-combat-photographers-death-in-afghanistan.html

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[–] J_Darnley 2 points 47 points (+49|-2) ago 

Damn son. OP delivered and wasn't a massive faggot.

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[–] carlip 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

He did deliver, but its too soon to tell for the other bit.

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[–] go1dfish 3 points 24 points (+27|-3) ago 

Why are we still in Afghanistan 16 years later?

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[–] nobslob 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Questioning our betters is a thoughtcrime.

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[–] bonhomme2012 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

teaching them photography

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[–] Wonkajava 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

We've always been at war with eastasia.

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[–] AssFaceSandwich2 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Because Neoliberals and Neoconservatives are the same shitty war-criminals.

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[–] Reddit_traitor 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

thanks for the source.

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[–] L3D [S] 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

I believe that often the picture alone is ok, but if you know the source and backstory behind it then definitely those too should be told.

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[–] orwellwasaprophet 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Wow. This is one of those photos that's going to stick with me for a while.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 73 points (+73|-0) ago 

The Army this week released haunting images showing the moment a mortar tube accidentally exploded during live-fire training in Afghanistan, killing the photographer behind the lens.

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“Clayton’s death symbolizes how female soldiers are increasingly exposed to hazardous situations in training and in combat with their male counterparts,” Army officials said in a statement.

Uh I guess. But four men also died.

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[–] 8978113? 0 points 50 points (+50|-0) ago 

men don't count idiot. our homeless population and suicide rates are irrelevant too.

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[–] Caesarkid1 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

But we wuz kangz n shit.

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[–] prairie 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Here's my rewrite: "Clayton's death symbolizes how female solders are getting more equal treatment in training and combat. The day is coming closer when women will have equal representation in death statistics."

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[–] boekanier 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

White men don't count.

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[–] Fambida 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

The focus on her sex seems disrespectful to me. And I grant that women make shittier soldiers. That's irrelevant. She died in service to her country, they need to show some goddamned respect for her service instead of her sex.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Five soldiers died. They should've left it at that instead of making it about gender.

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[–] go1dfish 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

She died in service to her country

Afghanistan?

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[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Thanks for your voice of reason.

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[–] Skeeterdo 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Women constantly need to be coddled.

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[–] CantBuySkills 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I came to say something along these lines too. Way to capitalize off of a soldiers death and virtue signal, fuckin a.

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[–] Reggie000 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

It is rumored that, after this photo was taken, she gave up photography.

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[–] AOU 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

After the camera was destroyed, she did a GoFindMe to get some new equipments.

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[–] RAMASULE 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Underrated Comment

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[–] RustyEquipment 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I was a mortar man! Im guessing 80mm probably bout 50meter kill zone 100 meter blast zone... wiki says otherwise... but hey w/e 50/35 -your dead when your close... that looks like cheese charge fire... surprised camera survived...

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[–] klobos 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

How often do tubes explode/what is the probability of that happening? Or was this just old/used equipment from when Rambo was in Afghanistan fighting the ruskies?

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[–] RustyEquipment 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

well if it exploded it was the ammunition that was bad in my guess. Could have been something caught it on the inside and then triggered the round, but like RPG's and such there is a minimum arming distance on modern ones.

Ive never heard of or saw or even though about it till this pic haha. So someone Fucked Up... The biggest worry I had was gettign my finger stuff in the tube when you guide the round down the Mortar Tube. The suction of the round being perfectly fit in there would start to pull your fingers in and not more than a second later a 40 pound round came barreling out with a fury.... my biggest fear... if it blew up i wouldnt even know lol dead before the sound hit me.

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[–] 0011011000111001 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would also like to know more on this...

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[–] RustyEquipment 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Such as? the US Military uses 81mm mortars and other countries use 80mm...why? so we can still use their rounds but they cant use ours.... =)

Oh and the cheese charge is the Nitroglycerine accelerant that wraps around the tail of the round. You get 4 on eacha dn take them off according to distance needed, and at the end you light them all on fire... real bad ass super hot and fast like sex...with me...except not hot...

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[–] optionalfrank 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The camera doesn't need to survive, only the SD card does. You would be surprised how much h a card can take when it is encased in a DSLR.

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[–] Joe10jo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Thanks for sharing! So sorry for the photographer and others who lost their lives. What a picture though; speaks volumes.

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[–] SyriansAreTerrorists 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

Yeah i think we need to kill more people for neat pictures like this one

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[–] riposte 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And if our buddies' corporation ends up selling the oil, that would only be an unforeseen and unpredictable outcome. Just a minor benefit from a profitable cough terrible war.

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[–] 8985232? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And also as an offering to the jewish Cannanite gods.

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Such a pointless way to die :/

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[–] HillarySuckDickDaily 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

afghan "soldiers" are retarded.

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[–] EloquentOgre 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Tribal Warlords only recruit from the best and the brightest, not their degenerate, inbred offspring/cousins/brothers. The best of the best.

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