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War photographer captures final moment of her life as explosve explodes

War photographer captures final moment of her life as explosve explodes
The picture taken by US Army fight photographer Hilda I. Clayton as a trebuchet tube incidentally explodes (Picture: EPA/HILDA CLAYTON/US ARMY HANDOUT)

A fight photographer prisoner the moment a trebuchet explosve incidentally exploded in Afghanistan killing her and 4 others.

Specialist Hilda Clayton was holding pictures of Afghan soldiers holding partial in live-fire training in Qaraghahi in Jul 2013 when the trebuchet went off.

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The 22-year-old, and an Afghan counterpart, prisoner the accurate moment the trebuchet exploded, killing them both and 3 Afghan soldiers concerned in the exercise.

The fight photographer’s family have given permission for the picture to be expelled 4 years on.

The visible information specialist’s death was the first involving an Army fight support in the war, according to Stars and Stripes. 

War photographer captures final moment of her life as explosve explodes
Afghan soldiers as the trebuchet tube incidentally explodes during a live-fire training practice (Picture: EPA/AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY/)

She had been attached to 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to Forward Operating Base Gamberi and was training herself as a fight photographer.

The photos were published in the May-June book of the Army’s Military Review journal.

‘Not only did Clayton help request activities directed at moulding and strengthening the partnership, but she also shared in the risk by participating in the effort,’ an essay concomitant the photos read.

War photographer captures final moment of her life as explosve explodes
Spc. Hilda I. Clayton. Spc. Hilda I. Clayton was killed during a deployment to Afghanistan (Picture: EPA/HILDA CLAYTON/US ARMY HANDOUT)

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