Friday, May 29, 2009

New Work

Lance Corporal Dustin Barr (now a sergeant), fire team leader, 2nd Platoon F/2/1
Staff Sergeant Michael Ventrone (now a CWO2 Marine Gunner), platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon F/2/1
IED site in Hadditha
Over the wall in Ubaydi, Iraq during Operation Steel Curtain
Range 400, Mojave Viper, 29 Palms, California
On the berm in Ubaydi, Iraq. Captain Ross Parrish and his comm guys on the morning of November 14, 2005.
Lance Corporal Guzman tosses in a grenade in Ubaydi, Iraq.
Mass casualty evacuation in Old Ubaydi on November 16, 2005

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lance Corporal Van Goghs

A few days ago a fellow Marine warrant officer contacted me about a talented field Marine who's creating art for his battalion over in Iraq. Almost every unit has it's Lance Corporal Van Gogh, the kid who designs tatoos for his buddies, turns high school prom pictures into frameable sketches and creates the unit's Christmas card. I know this because long ago I was that guy. From time to time I hear about these talented Marines and this one, Lance Corporal Max Uriarte, has got what it takes to be a combat artist.
Here's a sample of his work.