And for my final, sobering photo of this series. The Sgt. on the left pulled the Cpl. on the right out of an Amtrac that was on fire. They were both riding in it, it suddenly exploded from an IED, 8 other Marines inside died almost instantly, and these two made it. The Cpl. was covered with severe burns and is still recovering. This was actually one of the first times they met up with each other since the incident. The Sgt. got shrapnel in his head and some burns also. This incident occured only three days after the Sgt. was shot in the back while trying to rescue another friend of his. Said the Sgt, "I just felt like I had a big target on me that week." Hard to remember this shit is still going on from the comfort of our living rooms while we scream at the T.V. and its moronic talking heads, no?
This photo by Joshua Norman