Dispatches and a Portfolio.
Read: Return to the Valley of Death by Sebastian Junger.
Captain Daniel Kearney..."I want you guys to mourn and then I want you guys to get on with your jobs. Hey, Proctor, why did you join the army?"
"To fight for my country, sir," Private Kenneth Proctor answered.
"Did you expect there was a chance you might get injured or die?"
"Anybody not know this is an option?"
Look: Scenes from the Front Lines. Photographs by Tim
Look: Fighters' Faces. Photographs by Tim Hetherington.
From The New Yorker...
Look: Portfolio on Service by Platon.
Listen to: Cat Power.