©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Sergeant Brendan O'Byrne takes cover from the dust being generated by an incoming Chinook helicopter delivering supplies to outpost Restrepo. Battle Company, 2nd Battalion Airborne of the 503rd U.S. Infantry were undergoing a 15-month deployment in the Korengal Valley in the eastern province of Kunar in Afghanistan. The valley was an epicenter of the U.S. fight against militant Islam in Afghanistan, and was previously held by the 10th Mountain Division. The area had the highest concentration of fighting in Afghanistan and used the most munitions than any other area of operation.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Private Miguel Gutierrez from 2nd platoon fires 203-grenades from the bunker at observation point Restrepo after coming under attack by Taliban fighters. The observation point was named after medic Juan Restrepo who was killed a few months earlier.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    The artillery base at Camp Blessing respond with fire support whenever firefights start in the Korengal Valley, which is 15km away.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Messages on a grenade bandolier.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Medic "Doc" Old treats Private Miguel Gutierrez who was injured during an attack by Taliban fighters at Outpost Restrepo.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Specialist Mitchell Raeon from the scout unit of Battle Company runs to a firing position during Operation "Rock Avalanche." The blood on his back is from the body of his friend and team-leader Sgt. Larry Rougle, who was killed when insurgents overran American lines. Two other U.S. soldiers were injured.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Sgt. John Cunard rallies his troops shortly after their position was overrun by insurgents during Operation "Rock Avalanche" -- the combat operation where Sgt. Salvadore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor. The objective of "Rock Avalanche" was to was confront local Taliban and foreign fighters in and around the Korengal Valley, disrupt weapons supplies, and capture or kill key leaders.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Specialist Lucas Walker shows a photograph of his wife which he keeps on the inside of his helmet.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Sergeant Tanner Stichter. Like many others, Stichter had the words "infidel" tattooed across his chest by Vinnie Cantu. <P> Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. July 2008.
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary, "Restrepo", airing on National Geographic Channel, Monday, November 29, 9PM ET/PT.
  • Author, photographer shows the lives of platoon in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Chris Hoyt comforts Sgt. John Clinard as he breaks down after seeing the dead body of his team-leader and friend Sgt. Larry Rougle -- moments after insurgents overran U.S. positions during Operation "Rock Avalanche."
    ©2010 Tim Hetherington, from his new book INFIDEL, and award winning documentary,
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