Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fellow War Artist Back in Afghanistan

My good friend and fellow war artist, Richard Johnson, is back in Afghanistan doing war art for Canada's National Post newspaper. I was going to travel with him, but my wife Janis got word she'll be deploying to Afghanistan. Her mobilization starts in early May, so my trip had to take a back seat. Please check out Richard's work at his Kandahar Journal blog.

Janis is a sergeant first class in the Virginia National Guard. Her area of military expertise is civil affairs. I've met with her combat brigade's deputy commander and their public affairs' officer, and as a result I'm looking forward to embedding with them at least twice once they're in country. Their 116th Combat Brigade will be a joint command, with American, Australian, Romanian and Afghan forces.

6 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks for the link to the Kandahar Journal. You and Janis take care. We will be thinking of you.

meera said...

Very touching posts and sketches. I came vis NYT series "Drawing Fire." Just put a link for those articles, and your blog on mine. thanks for a different view of the war. All the best and safe deployment to you and your wife.

Anonymous said...

As a longtime reader of your blog, I will be thinking of you and your wife on your new assignments. God speed and please stay safe out there.

Your thoughts about what happened in Libya yesterday, i.e., the deaths of Messrs. Hetherington and Hondros?

Scary stuff.

Storypainter said...

Deployments have a way of messing with your plans, don't they? You've laid the groundwork to turn it into a better situation for both of you. Very cool - looking forward to seeing what comes out of your trips! Best to you both!

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