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Thank you Veterans

SAN DIEGO, CA: Sailors and Marines stand under a huge American flag before the start of the San Diego Chargers 2006 playoff football game at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, CA: Sailors and Marines stand under a huge American flag before the start of the San Diego Chargers 2006 playoff football game at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego. Photo by Robert Benson

Today Aurora salutes all veterans. We want to take a moment to especially honor and thank the veterans in our contributor ranks for their service, and to all the military photographers for everything that they do in the name of truth and country. Thank you to Aaron Ansarov, Tom Sperduto, Stacy Pearsall, Patrick Scholz, and the countless others.

This Just In: Marine Recruit by Stacy Pearsall

A marine recruit lifts weights during physical training in Beauford, South Carolina. His military issued glasses are fogged with sweat and dirt. © Stacy Pearsall

When it comes to authenticity of military photography, Stacy comes backed with high flying credentials.  During her 3 tours in Iraq, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with valor for heroic actions under fire.  She is also the only woman to have ever won two NPPA Military photographer of the Year competitions. This photograph is part of a larger project that Stacy has been working on that documents all of the military installations in South Carolina. This particular image was made at the Marine Corps basic training installation. The Marine in the picture was in remedial physical training because he could not pass his physical ability test, so the drill sergeant had him lifting weights and running sprints.  This frame captures the reality of the situation perfectly.  From the soldiers facial expression of being utterly worked over, to the military issued glasses, the cracked tooth…..it all comes together as it should.

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