SSG Craumer (in the right of the photo) and another unidentified casualty, injured soldier, with SSG Maher and PFC Rae assisting. They are surrounded by red smoke used to help orient medical evacuation helicopters.
Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were injured after two mines exploded, with a piece of artillery, which did not explode in Afghanistans Arghanab Valley.
Tynes Base in the Arghandab Valley in Afghanistan, from 2/508 Airborne Infantry. This is the 2nd Platoon Company, Charlie Company. 2/508 PIR. 4BCT Brigade Combat Team. 82nd Airborne Division. The mission was partnered with two Afghan Police.
The patrol leaves at half past five. After walking two miles are part of a broken mobile phone, with a thread, next to a house. The platoon is divided to ensure and record the perimeter. Is separated into two groups. I decide to go with the Hispanic sergeant to search the house. Inside, one of the two Afghan soldiers throw a stone on a mound of sand in case there is a mine. The sergeant tells him not to do that, because we are too close and we reach the mine. No one in the house. We went out and, at that time, there is a huge explosion. The sky darkens. Everything turns brown, mixed with a slight daze. Moments of confusion. At first I think of a Taliban attack. The soldiers took up positions behind a wall is not too high at one end of the house. When the smoke clears, I realize that it was a bomb. I see a soldier covered in blood, semiconscious. Another has lost some of the legs and has the skin of the back and waist torn, she writes with a pen in his blood group head. There are two more, and the translator, with no visible wounds but showing signs of concussion. And I see a dead soldier. For the direct impact of the mine. A sergeant and a specialist medical knowledge dealing with the most seriously injured. The rest remains the perimeter, serving others and call the Medevacs to come to their rescue. Someone launches a kind of flare and the sky is covered with a