On Thursday, msnbc.com chose not to run this picture with the Associated Press story. On Friday, after news broke that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asked the AP not to publish the image, we decided after much discussion to make it available to viewers, who can decide for themselves whether to view it, and from there to make their own judgment about APs decision to transmit it and about the ensuing controversy.
Marines attend to Lance Corporal Joshua M. Bernard. Bernard was wounded in a grenade attack on August 14 in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He later died at a combat field hospital. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)