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Bataan survivor Thomas P. Foy dies at 96

Foy was a member of the doomed 200th Coast Artillery unit from the New Mexico National Guard. When Americans and Filipino soldiers surrendered, the Japanese were actually much crueler to the native Filipinos during the march. The New Mexican National Guardsmen had a large number of Native American and Latino soldiers in its ranks, and when the men trickled out of the jungle these hapless reservists were often mistaken for their Filipino brothers.

Needless to say, their casualties were far higher than any other American unit. The 200th was a large unit so its casualty list stands out as an extreme number amongst Americans swept into the Bataan Death March.

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Man of the SS with child

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Man of the SS with child


A 1st Cavalry Division platoon leader with the 91st Engineers (Combat) Battalion checks the body of and Iraqi boy for signs of life. The boy was one of several Iraqis killed by an insurgent mortar attack in 2005

A 1st Cavalry Division platoon leader with the 91st Engineers (Combat) Battalion checks the body of and Iraqi boy for signs of life. The boy was one of several Iraqis killed by an insurgent mortar attack in 2005




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Julie Jacobson, Afghanistan, August 2009
Julie Jacobson: ‘The media ground rule was that you couldn’t photograph a military casualty in a way that they could be identified… Making that decision was a public act. I got a lot of flak.’ Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP
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Julie Jacobson, Afghanistan, August 2009

Julie Jacobson: ‘The media ground rule was that you couldn’t photograph a military casualty in a way that they could be identified… Making that decision was a public act. I got a lot of flak.’ Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP

Courtesy via The Guardian


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Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan, 2009
Adam Ferguson: ‘As a photographer, you feel helpless. Around you are medics, security personnel, people doing good work. It can be agonisingly painful to think that all you’re doing is taking pictures.’ Photograph: Adam Ferguson/VII Network
Courtesy via The Guardian

thecrucibleofwar:

Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan, 2009

Adam Ferguson: ‘As a photographer, you feel helpless. Around you are medics, security personnel, people doing good work. It can be agonisingly painful to think that all you’re doing is taking pictures.’ Photograph: Adam Ferguson/VII Network

Courtesy via The Guardian





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