Friday, March 19, 2010

The Shrine Down the Hall

I heard the man who took these brilliant photographs speak today, Ashley Gilbertson.

"In Private Sweet’s bedroom are two trunks that the Army sent back from Iraq. Next to them is his laundry hamper. The clothes inside, still carrying his scent, have never been washed."

I have been deeply effected and almost ashamed that I never cared before.
Please read this article in the New York Times, though finding a way to travel back in time and hear it all in person is probably preferable.

Just in case you were wondering 5000 American soldiers have died in combat, 8000 from suicides after returning home.

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