Corporal Zachary Stinson
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter
Lance Corporal Tyler Huffman
Last Thursday and Friday, fellow war artist Richard Johnson and myself, visited with and sketched battle wounded Marines recovering at McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. For two days we followed three Marines as they relaxed with family and friends, and endured sessions of painful physical therapy.
Only one word is adequate to describe these young men....Courageous.
In his poem Invictus, William Ernest Henley put it perfectly:
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
You can see Richard's work and read about our visit at Canada's National Post.