Sgt. William Olas Bee, a US Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured.
As a concussion rocks the ground a ball of smoke and flame and debris erupts into the air after a mine-clearing line charge detonates as Army combat engineers clear a section of road in the Gor Tepa region of the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Queen
Army CW2. Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas. Died September 5, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when their aircraft crashed.