fallen

These bedrooms once belonged to men and women who died fighting in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These fallen men and women were blown up by IEDs, RPGs, hand grenades and suicide bombers. They were shot down in ambushes and by snipers. They died in helicopters, in humvees, and in tanks. It all took place thousands of miles away from home, and the country they fought to defend.

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUlxtpiNgbw[/youtube]

The purpose of this project is to honor these fallen – not simply as soldiers, marines, airmen and seamen, but as sons, daughters, sisters and brothers – and to remind us that before they fought, they lived, and they slept, just like us, at home.

Heartbreaking pictures, and stories. :(

Reminds me of the great quote… “All gave some, some gave all.”

Bedrooms Of The Fallen website – HERE

Ashley Gilbertson (the Photojournalist’s website) – HERE

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Jasmine was so happy in the Aladdin movie, look at her now:

Aladdin came out of the closet, and left her for the genie.  Now she looks pissed off because she was forced to take up arms to defend the middle east.

I’m not quite sure about that terrible trigger discipline (times 2, considering she has both her index and middle finger on the trigger)

Also, she’s going to be unpleasantly surprised when she finds out that the ammunition she has draped over her shoulder, is not compatible with her M-16A1.

You can check out the full “Fallen Princesses” set – HERE (they are all awesome, but there are no other gun related ones)

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