From Aaron Huey
The mother and wife of every soldier who dies in Iraq gets a Purple Heart. Sgt. David Mitts and SSG. Salamo Tiualuuluu’s wives were both pregnant. Nathan Wood was 19. Kyle Eggers had 3 little boys who never knew him. At the memorial for PFC Andrew Ward the priest said “War is the ultimate failure of man.”
These photos tell the story of five Purple Hearts.
CAPTION: At the funeral of Nathan Wood, Marine LCpl age 19, at Christ Church Kirkland, WA. Nathan was killed Nov 9 in Fallujah. His best friend, Garrett Ware, also a marine fighting in Falluja, was injured and sent home with a purple heart. In this image Garrett hugs Rex Wood, Nathan’s father. Photography © Aaron Huey
See the rest of this very special project on Aaron’s web site.