|© Ricardo Garcia Vilanova for the Wall Street Journal|
Members of the the 2nd Platoon Company, Charlie Company, 2/508 PIR, 4BCT Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were injured after two mines exploded in Afghanistan’s Arghanab Valley. Pfc. Jorge Rostra Obando, shown above, was stunned by the explosion. While he was handed a cigarette, Obando requested that Staff Sgt. Edward Rosa read Psalm 91 from the Bible, the passage that his mother used to read during his childhood. See more of Ricardo’s work from Afghanistan on his blog and website.
WARNING: graphic depictions of battle scenes and casualties to follow.