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October 27, 2008

I had one of my favorite assignments this week at the Post-Standard.  I was assigned to go to Fort Drum (btw, is 2 hours away), to photograph over 600 soldiers coming back from Iraq after more than a year.  I guess 600 is a LOT more than normally come home, so it was sort of a big deal.  This story almost brought me to tears and gave me goose bumps on more than one occasion.  After talking to some of these families–sometimes just asking for their names–would burst into tears.  The photo of the woman was so PROUD of her son coming home.  You can see it in her face.  I had been told by the grandmother of the couple with the balloons that they had broken up while he was abroad, and now the family is hoping they can make it work.  

We all know what it feels to see someone that you’ve missed for months–but can you imagine a year?  


These are the photos my editor chose:




*This photo was photo of the day on The Post-Standard’s website!




These are the ones I like:



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