We came into an abandoned Mosque.  The village was empty other than  enemy.  Outside, a Soldier found a piece of fuse from an artillery or  mortar round.  The roof of the mosque appeared to have taken fire from  the air.  Hours earlier, Chazray Clark had stepped on a bomb and been evacuated by helicopter.  Inside the mosque was a notebook wherein someone had been practicing  English, and then we came under a brief small arms attack.  I sat down  with the notebook on my lap and photographed every page.
The next day, another Soldier would be killed about fifty meters from  this mosque.   An Afghan triggered the bomb and died on the spot.  A  piece of his American weapon landed far away.

Since December 6 2011

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