The final picture taken by a U.S. Army photographer captured the explosion that killed her.
Spec. Hilda Clayton was killed in Afghanistan in 2013 when a mortar tube accidentally exploded during a live-fire exercise.
Time reports Clayton, 22, took the final photo the instant before the detonation.
With approval from Clayton's family, the military released the photos in the current issue of Military Review to pay homage to her commitment and to raise awareness of the Army's gender problems.
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