Firing back

U.S. Army Spc. William B. James of Columbus, Ga., forward observer for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, shoots at the enemy during a more than three hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police Checkpoint Sept. 18. Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

  • Rob Fraser 5y

    I hope he is calling in some Artillery or Mortars on the bad guys!
  • qwerty*uiop* 5y

    stunning shot! love it love it love it! great work!
  • Satoshi Oka 5y

    love the bullet in the air!
  • Lisa Lovingtree 5y

    Absolutely amazing shot! My son, who just arrived in Jalalabad a few weeks ago, will love this! God bless our troops!
  • missyololade4real 5y

    Wao nice 1
  • Marvin Beatty Photography 5y

    "Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him." ~ M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
  • seryani 5y

    Wow! Stunning capture!
  • Chad McDonald 5y

    Nice Work! Congrats on making Explore!


  • Andre Berube 5y

    Awesome shot........love the shell casing in mid-air! FAV.
  • ralph orona 5y

    God speed!
  • Karlen. 5y

    Amazing catch. Stay safe.
  • Nelonie Crelenia 5y

    Nice shot!
  • Benjamin Zank 5y

    Photographers... taking photos in the heat of battle.
  • RinsingAgent 5y

    brave shot
  • Danny 5y

    crazy that this is a reality for those people ---i could only imagine
  • LUCAS TATAGIBA 5y

    B e A u T i F u L
  • Robert Hessler 5y

    Killing machines are everytime fascinating. But what you think about this picture?

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/alilouu/3143122871/]

    Imagine. This would be your son.
  • Take5Five 5y

    superb capture!
  • j4ygp 5y

    Fisters Hoah!
  • Keith Daniell 3y

    Thank you Gary and US Army for sharing your work under a Creative Commons license. This image appears on "Day Without End", a music video/slideshow project about global consciousness that is freely available to all and can be seen here:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7nS33UiLXE
    Your art, along with hundreds of others, has created a powerful flow to the story and I hope that you enjoy the video! Your image(s) are credited at the end of the video indicating the image title, the Army's Flickr account ID and photographer's name.

    Thanks again, Keith Daniell
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Taken on September 18, 2010
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