Obit watch: May 9, 2017.

Bob Owens of Bearing Arms died yesterday. Tam. Andrew Branca at Legal Insurrection. (Hattip: Lawrence.)

The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

Richard Basciano, noted Times Square pornography impresario.

This doesn’t quite qualify as an obit, but I think I’m justified in putting it here.

The photo above was taken by US Army Spc. Hilda I. Clayton on July 2, 2013 in Langham province, Afghanistan. Spc. Clayton was photographing live fire training when a mortar tube exploded. Four Afghan soldiers were killed.

So was Spc. Clayton. This is the last photo she ever took. It was released (with the permission of her family) and published in the current issue of Military Review.

She was 22.

(Hattip: the “On Taking Pictures” podcast.)

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