Wars never really cease, because even though they may finish on the battleground, numerous veterans produce the struggle back home and are forced to live with them for the rest of their lives.
This sad and sobering true is highlighted by Photographers like David Jay and James Nachtwey, “whove been” documenting young and mischievously wounded American soldiers following their return home from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I have been a witness, and these depicts are my information. The occasions I have recorded let us not forget and must not be repeated, ” writes Nachtwey, while Jay’s project, compiled into a series announced Unknown Soldier, was a finalist in the Portrait category for the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.
Talking about his videos, Jay expressed the view that they present “an opportunity to open a dialogue about issues we are not inevitably comfortable with…and also issues that we are responsible for. The portraits can be awkward for the witnes. It forces us to confront our fears and inhibitions about life, demise, sexuality, sickness, ties-in, etc. Reality is not always fairly. This is reality. Let’s address it.”
Bobby Henline was captured inside a vehicle when he was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He was the only survivor.
On November 12, 2011, legion first lieutenant Nicholas was severely injured by an IED while on a foot-patrol in Panjwaii, Afghanistan. After asking Nicholas for his permission to post these likeness, this was his response: The only thought that I want to pass on is this: Losing legs is like losing a good friend. We bid we could still be with them, but it wasn’t ‘in the cards’. Then we …
On November 12, 2011, legion firstly lieutenant Nicholas was severely injured by an IED while on a foot-patrol in Panjwaii, Afghanistan. After questioning Nicholas for his permission to upright these images, this was his response: The only occasion that I want to pass on is this: Losing legs is like losing a good friend. We wish we could still be with them, but it wasn’t ‘in the cards’. Then we get up, remember the good times, and thank God for whatever we have left.
Tomas Young enlisted in the army 2 day after the 2001 September 11 th onrushes. Five dates after be submitted to Iraq, he was shot in the backbone while razzing in an unarmored vehicle in Sadr City, leaving him paralyzed. He died in 2014( approximately one year and a half after this photo was taken) due to complications from his injuries.
Jerral Hancock was driving a tank in Iraq. A roadside missile pierced the armor, infraction the interior. Jarral lives in Lancaster with his two, beautiful children.
First Lieutenant Jason Pak On Dec. 13, 2012 was on a paw patrol in Zangabad, Afghanistan when an IED exploded. The smash took Jason’s legs( and part of his hand) but it could not take his spirit.
Cedric King lost both of his leg to an IED in Afghanistan. His daughters talked him into trying float, and from there he finished the 2014 Boston Marathon in merely over six hours; ended a Half Ironman race, and the New York City marathon. He is also a motivational speaker.
Bobby was hit by incoming cannon, sustaining ignites over 60% of his body. He is drawn here with his daughter Layla
Marissa Strock was injured when her vehicle was struck by an IED buried in the road. She was 20 years old.
On June 8, 2013, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Major Matt was shot along with another five by a member of the Afghan National Army. The bullet severed his femoral vein arising in the amputation of his leg.
SSG Shilo Harris lives in Houston. Shilo was severely burned on February 19 th, 2007 by a superhighway surface projectile estimated at 700 lbs. He lost three gentlemen out of a gang of five. Exclusively Shilo and his driver survived the blast.
Joel , now 26, was injured in Iraq at age 20. Dangerously burned, dazzled, a leg lost and over 90 surgeries afterwards. Joel had this to say: Seems are fooling . . . what looks like a half empty glass is actually three-quarters full.
Marine CPL Christian Brown at the Walter Reed Medical Center. On Dec. 13, 2011, Christian was contributing his squad on foot patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive machine. Both of his legs were blown off- one above the knee, the other below the hip. Only four daylights prior, under heavy foe volley, Christian had carried a mortally wounded Marine almost 1,000 hoofs to a …
Marine CPL Christian Brown at the Walter Reed Medical Center. On Dec. 13, 2011, Christian was extending his squad on foot patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. Both of his legs were blown off- one above the knee, the other below the hip. Only four daylights prior, under heavy enemy volley, Christian had carried a mortally wounded Marine virtually 1,000 feet to a poising helicopter.
Army Specialist Stephanie Morris suffered leg traumata in an attack in Afghanistan. With physical therapy, she has since pass the Army ten-miler. I have to do it for them, she replies, speaking of the friends she lost in the attack.
Army staff sergeant Allan Armstrong was used in order to Iraq and Afghanistan four times. He had just finished education when a motorcycle clang took his leg. He has since placed firstly in the 2014 Warrior Activity in the 100 and 200 meter sprints.
This is Navy Seal, Bo Reichenbach. 25 years old. He was disabled on July, 17 th 2012 in Afghanistan.
Army combat medic Sergeant Adam Hartswick lost his legs and suffered material brain harm while considering wounded soldiers in Afghanistan. He is in virtual-reality regiman, and has learned to walk again.
Retired Navy hospital corpsman Jose Ramos lost an arm in an Iraqi rocket attack. He expects to participate in the 2016 Paralympics. Running is what I do to relax, he says.
Retired Army Captain Wayne Waldon lost a leg in Baghdad, Iraq. Seven years later, he not only goes, but is an adaptive snowboarding champ. The prosthetic leg doesnt find fastened to me anymore, he mentions. It has become part of me.”
Daniel stepped on a IED, losing one leg and destroying the other.
Army Corporal David Bixler lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan.
EOD Ssg Matthew Aiken. On April 3, 2013, Matt was injured while clearing an IED site on Kandahar.
Michael Fox, a 27 year old-fashioned Marine. On November 15, 2011 Michael was on foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.