Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Korengal Valley: 1afghan1000006024

A soldier with the 173rd battle company sits alone in the dust of a medevac helicopter after the helicopter airlifted out the body of one of his comrades who had just been shot and killed in a Taliban ambush while on , on a battalian-wide mission in search of Taliban and weapons caches in the korengal valley on the abascar rideline. One soldier was killed, and two others were injured in a Taliban ambush less than an hour prior. The wounded, Spc. Carl Vandeberge and Sgt. Kevin Rice, were flown out immediately for surgery. October 23, 2007.
Korengal Valley, Afghanistan

A soldier with the 173rd battle company sits alone in the dust of a medevac helicopter after the helicopter airlifted out the body of one of his comrades who had just been shot and killed in a Taliban ambush while on , on a battalian-wide mission in search of Taliban and weapons caches in the korengal valley on the abascar rideline. One soldier was killed, and two others were injured in a Taliban ambush less than an hour prior. The wounded, Spc. Carl Vandeberge and Sgt. Kevin Rice, were flown out immediately for surgery. October 23, 2007.