Deadliest Roadside Bombing

August 3, 2005

This is the horrific scene I witnessed as I escorted our corpsman down the road to see if we can help. So far, this is the deadliest roadside bombing in the Iraq war.


1 Marine survived, 14 did not.

  • doug steley 7y

    Lesson for America, you cannot drive a tank into a village square and say "We have liberated you! You now have Democracy" and expect people to love you.

    If Communists drove a tank into your town square and announced you now have a new and better system of government how many Americans would welcome them with flowers and open arms ?
  • waveslide 7y

    ^^^ only you! I would fight to death. Fact is we saved the french(will not cap f) twice no matter what the casualty rate was, both times french were Going to lose the war and their country if we did not step in. Take your gay mask off or do like resembling terror?
  • doug steley 7y

    The "Gay Mask" I assume you are referring to was given to me by one of the US special forces troops I had the pleasure of working with.

    If you think US troops are terrorists or gay then I would suggest you tell it to their faces not hide in an online forum.

    How many times have you seen operational service waveslide ?

    PS 2 world wars and the US was late both times and came in after the heavy fighting was done, this is not a slight against US troops they are as brave as anyone else but they are badly led and treated like shit by their government.

    Now go away learn some world history and come back when you have grown up a bit.

    PS a great American general once said "Only a fool dies for his country, it is better to make some other dumb bastard die for his country instead, that is how you win a war" Looks like you were the fool he was talking about.
  • waveslide 7y

    I am not the one who hides behind a mask. I call B.S. on a Spec op soldier giving you a mask you can buy at any Army/Navy store. I did not EVER say US troops are gay( learn to read) just your mask and by wearing one does not mark you as a soldier dipshit. As a matter of fact I did serve 6 yrs as a Corpsman(HM3 FMF) with the USMC so F-Off. By your rhetoric you do not sound like a former service member, more like someone who services members.
    You post your foul comments on a pic from a Marine who fought hard and lost friends, which shows absolutly no respect for their sacrafice. If you are or were in the forces you are definatley not someone I would want protecting my 6.
    We saved france twice- period.
  • doug steley 7y

    In what way are my comments disrespectful of any soldier ?

    Yours denigrated you allies in 2 world wars I fail to see how that is showing any respect for the dead ?

    Please highlight post any disrespectful comments I have made about any person who serves to defend their country.

    yours A124877
  • Geir Bergh 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called War Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Hi im trying to collect war photos in one group. So that people who want to see war photography can easily find it. I hope u can help get my group going by adding this great shot.

  • Jason Fudge 6y

    The combat photographer that was there that day won some journalism awards from his imagery taken at the scene.
  • James McCauley PRO 6y

    All I got was a digital camera from GQ.
  • Geir Bergh 6y

    is there a difference between combat reporter and war correspondent?
  • Jason Fudge 6y

    GeirBergh- Not much really. Combat photographers and reporters usually document or report on the actual combat itself. War photographers and correspondents usually report on and document the affects the war has on the region.
  • Jason Fudge 6y

    Were you the guy there that day? Obviously you were there, but I remember seeing some shots in MilPhog from this attack.
  • Cynthia Beckman 6y

    Hi - I am creating a video for You-Tube that will link to a website. The purpose is to outreach to families and veterans of war, any war. The song for the video is entitled: PART OF MY PAST and is a beautiful song about letting go and healing. Additionally, I am writing a book entitled: Her Silent Hero, relating to my father's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it affected my life growing up. This is totally non-profit. Are willing to allow me to use in the Video? Credits and links to your site will be posted on my website. This photo is horrifying.
  • Doc 6y

    Who the F**k is this Jackass... Yeah dumb ass this comments have it spot on...tiw_rêveur photos you're such a retard
    Damn Frog, their best troops are the 'French Foreign Legion' aka La Legion De Estranger' The Legion of Strangers.... Which means they are not French... WTF..
    Listen You Effing Bozo unless you have something to contribute to world peace shut your CakeHole and go back to painting or whatever the hell you do.... Just Hope... That Sharia Law doesn't grab your faggot ass and put you in your place...
    Effing Moron
  • ret_332000 6y

    what makes them travelling thousands of miles to fight and kill millions of innocent people and ruin the whole country ??

    Oil ???? Israel safety ?? emperialsim ??
  • ret_332000 6y

    or may be Saddam was about to produce his first hidrogenous H-bomb ??

  • ncsfinest99 6y

    This is a horrible loss of life. These Marines deserve your respect. You dont have to agree with the war, but respect the men and women who put thier life in harms way to do a job nobody wants to do. I am in the army and it ticks me off when people dont at least show respect for fallen soldiers.
  • brentorama PRO 6y

    ncs; well said
  • Craig Hudson 6y

    ret you really think we're there for oil? if so why haven't we seen a drop of it.. the price of gas is low now because the economy is in ruins.. these boys deserve so much more than they're getting... it made me so mad this morning when I found out Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while our soldiers in Afghanistan are being totally ignored! Maybe since he got his award they'll get some attention.. nobody gives nobel peace prizes to war mongers....
  • RumpledElf 3y

    Hi, I used this photo here:

    Thanks for sharing with a CC license, as unpleasant a photo as it is.
  • James McCauley PRO 3y

    RumpledElf RumpledElf, thank you for letting me know.
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