Thursday, March 09, 2006


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

6 Comments:

Blogger The Fergoosons said...

We get so caught up in what the Democrats and the Republicans are saying that we forget the human side of it all...Some of these kids have never been old enough to vote in an election yet, and they are having to go through the hell of war!!!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous barb said...

thanks so much for your ongoing blog you are North america's mind and concience and it is so womderful to keep reading your blogs it's the only one other then my own poetry one that i return to every time i get a chance.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous barb said...

yes life definately makes you think and i'm off to read your articles .which i'm sure are also thought provoking like your blogs keep on keeping on and God Bless You Both for sucha wonderful job .

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cousin is overseas in the sandy version of the military units on duty. This does make you think about what life really means, and what people are willing to do to protect what they know.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Kitty said...

Something I think has been overlooked is how being in Iraq is going to affect these kids down the line. Think about the PTSD still suffered today by our Vietnam veterans. Then think about the little boy or girl you knew growing up, who is now serving in Iraq, witnessing unspeakable things being done to their fellow human beings. What do you think that does to their souls? How could they possibly come back from that experience unscathed?

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Sam Balla said...

Well how about that! I am glad to see this picture. Shudrowitz looks good! This is the first time since the explosion that i've gotten solid evidence of his recovery. Sgt. Woullard of course looks good too. If there's any way you can forward my contact info to these guys, i would appreciate it. My name is Sgt. Balla, they'll know who. They can reach me at sgtballa_buckeye@yahoo.com or my office number in Columbus at 614-257-5550. Thanks, its good to see photos like this.
Semper Fi,
Sgt Balla.

6:29 AM  

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