Saturday, September 5, 2009
Gates Objects to News Photo of Dying Maine Marine
Defense Secretary Robert Gates used strong terms when objecting to the Associated Press (AP) release of a graphic picture of a dying Marine in Afghanistan. The Marine's family in New Portland, Maine asked the Associated Press not to run the photo. The photographer was Julie Jacobson - she was embedded with the 3rd Marines in Afghanistan. Read a press release by the Department of Defense: "Gates Objects to News Photo of Dying Marine", September 4, 2009.