Honest Photos That Show What Veterans Look Like After A Decade Of War In The Middle East

Wars never really end, because even though they may finish on the battlefield, many veterans bring the war back home and are forced to live with them for the rest of their lives.

“Bobby was hit by incoming artillery, sustaining burns over 60% of his body. He is pictured here with his daughter Layla.”

This sad and sobering truth is highlighted by photographers like David Jay and James Nachtwey, who have been documenting young and badly wounded American soldiers following their return home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading »