What a great shot!


In both the photographic and military senses of the word.  I found this image on Gab.  A photographer captured the perfect moment as US servicemen fired a mortar – location, date and time unknown.

Does anyone have any idea of when and where that photograph was taken, and who are the troops involved?  If so, please tell us in Comments.


EDITED TO ADD:  My thanks to the commenters who tracked down the original photograph.  You’ll find it here;  open the image in a new tab or window to see it full-sized (3393×2262 pixels).


  1. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, fire a 120 mm mortar round during a joint live-fire range in Kuwait. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver

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