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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

May 21,2015

The things they carried: War photographer marks last steps of vets at home


After decades of war reporting, photojournalist David Guttenfelder came home and realized that he had only covered one side of the story.

“I spent pretty much my entire adult life living outside of the United States and I was a combat photographer,” Guttenfelder says. “I spent the entire Afghanistan war working in Afghanistan, working in Iraq, working with servicemen and women.”

But he wondered what was happening when those men and women came back to an entirely different life at home. After years of life on the battlefield, how were they adjusting to their lives after war?

Learn more at http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-05-06/remembering-veterans-who-committed-suicide-through-photographs-where-they-lived