Army shares haunting photo of final U.S. soldier departing Afghanistan

Aug 31st

The news out of Afghanistan has been alternately somber, terrifying, enraging and horrifying over the last few weeks. Amid that grim lineup, however, has been a small but pronounced silver lining: The return of all U.S. troops from that country for the first time in over two decades.

The XVIII Airborne Corps late on Monday shared a remarkable photograph of what it said was "the last Soldier to leave Afghanistan:"

The green hue makes gives the image a haunting quality. That, of course, along with the realization that this man represents the U.S. being completely out of Afghanistan and the terrorist Taliban being in complete control.


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