Thousand Yard Stare
Private Heath Matthews waiting for medical attention after a raid on enemy positions during the Korean War, 1952 Private Heath Matthews (aged 20) of ‘C’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, awaits medical aid after a night patrol near Hill 166. Note the three No. 36 M Mk. I hand grenades on his belt and the late model US M1 carbine with bayonet lug.
United States Marine Corps Private Theodore James Miller (February 12, 1925 - March 24, 1944) of Hennepin County, Minnesota assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Independent Regiment returns to Coast Guard-manned attack transport USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) at 1400 Hours, after two days of combat on Engebi.
On this day in 2003, US President George W. Bush announced the official beginning of the misguided and misjudged war in Iraq. During the war, photojournalist Louie Palu spent time with US Marines, documenting the effects of a geopolitical structure that makes use of disadvantaged populations to recruit the armed forces that do the dirty work of world leaders. Perhaps you're familiar with the expression "The 1,000-yard stare". Learn about Louie Palu and his award-winning projects at FFOTO.com