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The picture created by AP photographer Julie Jacobson, showed Lance Cpl. Joshua “Bernie” Bernard, 21, lying on the ground with severe leg injuries after being struck by a grenade in an ambush on Aug. 14, his fellow MarinesOccupy Oakland: Iraq Vet Critically Injured By Police Projectile. Read more ... » tending to him. Bernard later diedEddie Murphy Died?. Read more ... » of his wounds.
Aug. 14, Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard is tended to by fellow U.S. Marines after being hit by a rocket propelled grenade during a firefight against the Taliban in the village of Dahaneh in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Bernard was transported by helicopter to Camp Leatherneck where he later died of his wounds.
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The Pentagon released its communications with the AP, after the photo was published Friday.