2010 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Julie Jacobson

The Associated Press

14 August, 2009

Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard is tended to by fellow US Marines after being fatally wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade during a Taliban ambush in the village of Dahaneh, in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 14 August. Bernard's father objected that publication of the photo dishonored his son's memory. Others countered that this was a scene rarely shown to the US public.

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Julie Jacobson

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