America-Iraq War, 2003-2011
Christopher’s Grave

Christopher’s Grave

Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Beckie Dixon’s son Christopher was the youngest Marine killed in Iraq in August 2005; he had just turned 18 a few months earlier. This is his grave.
Arlington West

Arlington West

Santa Monica, California, October 2007. Every Sunday since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, veterans place crosses in the sand in Santa Monica to remember those who served and died.
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Before the Veterans Day parade in Columbus which would honor the 23 Marines of Lima Company who were killed that summer in Iraq.
Beckie Dixon

Beckie Dixon

Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Beckie Dixon, whose son Christopher was the youngest Marine killed in Iraq in August 2005. He had just turned 18 a few months earlier. Photographed on Veteran’s Day, with his memorial flag.
Sara Duvall

Sara Duvall

Chillacothe, Ohio, October 2005. Sara Duvall, whose son, Aaron Reed, was a Marine killed in Iraq on August 3, 2005.
Lori Youngblood

Lori Youngblood

Near Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Lori Youngblood, whose husband Travis was a Marine killed in Iraq, August, 2005. Photographed with her children, Hunter, 5, and Emma, born after her father died. Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Widow Lori Youngblood holds her husband Travis’ dog tag, at a memorial service.
Good-Bye Letter

Good-Bye Letter

Dublin, Ohio, October 2005. This is Wesley Davids’ “In case of…” good-bye letter to his parents and brother. He was a Marine killed in Iraq, Mother’s Day,  May 11, 2005.
Remembering Eric

Remembering Eric

Columbus, Ohio, November 2005. Cathy Bernholtz, left, lost her son Eric, who was a marine with Lima Company, when he was killed in Iraq on August 3, 2005. With her is Eric’s fiancée, Erica Scott. They were sitting at a table in Cathy’s home going through photo albums of Eric and reminiscing about him.
Jody Davids

Jody Davids

Photographed at home in Dublin, Ohio in November 2005 Jody Davids, whose son Wesley was a Marine killed in Iraq, Mother’s day, May 11, 2005.
Caroline Maupin

Caroline Maupin

Chillacothe, Ohio, November 2005. Caroline Maupin, whose son Mathew was the only MIA in the Iraq war at that time, holds posters that she and her husband tirelessly handed out. His remains were found in 2008 in Iraq.