Bring Them Home
sorrow........It happens far more often than we care to think about: American soldiers coming home in flag-draped coffins to mourning loved ones, but an AP photographer was there to grab this particular heartbreaking scene. Here, Ashley Edens is seen collapsing on the coffin of her late 22-year-old husband Army Spc. Jason K. Edens as his body arrived in Nashville, TN
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Reese and his military working dog Grek wait at a safe house before conducting an assault against insurgents in Buhriz, Iraq, April 10, 2007. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division are going house-to-house in search for weapons caches and enemy fighters after more than 1,000 residents of this Baqubah suburb were displaced by Al-Qaeda. www.army.mil
Spc. Heather White, a signal support systems specialist, of Littleton, Colo., Company B, 3rd STB, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, repeats the oath of enlistment lead by Capt. Nicole Mounts, commander, Company B, during a re-enlistment ceremony held on Nov. 12. White will be heading to Japan for her next duty station after her deployment to Iraq. Location:CAMP ADDER, IQ Date Taken:11.12.2010 Related Photos: dvidshub.net/r/ql2xng
Petty Officer 1st Class Tracy Roach (bottom right) sings Christmas carols with a group of service members aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 24, 2009. Roach was born in the small city of Adukrom Akwapin, Ghana, Africa, came to the U.S. just before she turned 17, and has been serving in the U.S. Navy for 13 years.
Marines from Sgt. Joe L. Wrightsman’s squad embrace each other after paying tribute to the fallen Marine’s monument during a memorial service at Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan, July 30. Wrightsman died supporting combat operations July 18. “He was like a dad to us,” Lance Cpl. Michael A. Barnhouse said. “He’d take us under his wing and make sure we didn’t mess up. If we did he wouldn’t yell at us, but show us what we did wrong and how to correct it.” Sgt. Mark Fayloga dvidshub.net/r/yl6vvp