November 14, 2009

Amazing Photographs from Afghanistan

Take a look at these extraordinary pictures from Afghanistan by David Guttenfelder at the Denver Post Media Center.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at November 14, 2009 1:21 PM

Incredible photos! The one of the helicopter crashing, capturing its blades bending as the tipped helicopter strikes the ground, appears to be one-of-a-kind. Don't miss these photos, people!

Posted by: Solomon2 Author Profile Page at November 15, 2009 5:15 AM

OK, Mr Totten, you post some mighty fine photos of your own, but now the challenge is on. David Guttenfelder has raised the game, so start working on your chops. You can't let him show you up...

Thanks for posting this link, extraordinary photos.

Now get out there and practice, practice, practice.

Posted by: Seppo Author Profile Page at November 15, 2009 6:26 AM

I love this one!

U.S. Marine Cpl. Brian Knight, of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, pauses briefly in the heat to rest with his heavy pack filled with mortar equipment, ammunition, food, and water in the Nawa district in Afghanistan's Helmand province on July 4, 2009. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

He's got a baseplate for an 81mm mortar (~30 pounds!) strapped to his pack and he's using an aiming-stake for a walking stick! Guy prolly has 120 pound combat load there! I'm SOOOOO glad I don't have to do that anymore!

I'm surprised (and impressed) to see an E-4 carrying that much crap.

Posted by: programmmer_craig Author Profile Page at November 15, 2009 1:10 PM

Really great, thanks for posting these.

Posted by: Lindsey Author Profile Page at November 15, 2009 1:55 PM
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