On Wednesday, I was assigned to photograph ten marines returning to Greenville from Iraq. Upon arriving to the marine/navy reserve station, I learned the marines were the same men I photographed practically one year ago on the day of their deployment. In the days leading up to their deployment, Ken, one of my co-workers, and I had been assigned to document the process. The story was never published.
In this photograph David Westmoreland is hugged by his mother Shawna. His sister Kaylie, left, father James and brother Jared, right, watch. I like this photograph because the look on his mother's face. While her reaction says it all, it is emphasized by the reactions of his sister and father.
*Below I am including a few of the photographs from last year that were never published.
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