Sunday, January 07, 2007
The Scariest Moment in 2006 Picture
Reflecting back on defining moments during this weeks break from week I decided that this split second was probably the most scared I was in 2006. The Orange flash you see in the Marines face and the orange glow around him is the explosion of an RPG being fired at us in Ramadi Iraq.
We were in full view looking down a road trying to draw insurgents out to see where they were hiding when this RPG was fired at us hitting in front of our vehicle
One of the few times in my job when I thought "Oh f..." we are in deep trouble and then you realise that there is nothing that you can do or even get away from this. That is what separates some war coverage from conflict coverage in Gaza or during the Lebanon war I could always move if I wanted too. Here at this split second there was no where to go but sit there and hope to get out of there alive.
Thats why this wins the worst moment of the year award