COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER'S LAST SHOT IS OF BLAST THAT KILLED HER

Combat Photographer's Last Shot Is Of Blast That Killed Her
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COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER'S LAST SHOT IS OF BLAST THAT KILLED HER



Written by Dont Panic
05 Friday 05th May 2017

On 2nd July 2013, during a live-fire training exercise in Afghanistan, four soldiers were killed in an accidental mortar blast. Among them was 22-year old war photographer Hilda Clayton, part of the 55th Signal Company, also known as "Combat Camera". Her mission was to document U.S. advisers training Afghan National Army troops, at a time when the U.S. was passing over more responsibilites to the National Army. 

Clayton's last shot was of the blast that killed her, it was published with her family and the army's permission in the Military Review recently. This was to highlight their view that female soldiers are 'increasingly exposed to hazardous situations in training and in combat on par with their male counterparts'.

Here's some of Clayton's other shots taken during her service...

Afghanistan, 2013

Afghanistan, 2013

Afghanistan, 2013

Afghanistan, 2013

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