Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PFC Joseph Patrick Dwyer, U.S. Army, RIP

We at Operation Yellow Elephant are quite saddened by the untimely death of former PFC Joseph Patrick Dwyer, U.S. Army, who became famous in an iconic photo published in the first week of the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Please click here for photographer Warren Zinn's moving story in the Washington Post, and here for the online discussion. Share your thoughts with Mr. Zinn here.

We understand from Mr. Dwyer's family that their son thought he did not deserve the attention, that many other servicemembers did the same thing he did. The difference was, his good deed was recorded. Without the photo, it is unlikely that the national media would have paid much attention to his life following military service, and his untimely death. Here's his Legacy website.

All the more reason for those eligible to serve, of both major political parties or none at all, who support what our nation is trying to accomplish in the world, to find within themselves the strength to volunteer for military service and Be A Man! Enlist!

Photo tip to the Fayetteville Observer.


At 18 July, 2008 13:35, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Another sacrifice to the Apparatus of Government. I don't understand how Warmongers can disassociate themselves from the evil their policies have caused.

Are we run by a government of sociopaths? A Leadership unable to feel the natural range of emotions inherent in humans?

If only we as a society were forced to deal with the pain those who have died for Imperial American Ambitions and not hear or read a 13 second blurb listing the name of this or that soldier who has died in Iraq or here "safely" at Home...


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