Me, Shane Paul Rivard, Nick Delisi, and Eric Williams.
Me and Nick are the last men standing in this image. This photograph was taken shortly after a 15 month deployment to Sadr City, Iraq. We had survived combat, and we’re now celebrating life.
I am a recent college graduate and an emerging photojournalist.
Nick is near completion of his Bachelors degree. I’m not sure what else he’s up to, but occasionally he sends me great poetry.
Eric was killed in Afghanistan on the 23rd of July 2012, returning from his 2nd deployment by indirect fire. You can find many more posts about Eric through the #sgtericwilliams tag.
And yesterday, my dear friend Shane took his own life.
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