2006 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

Lucian Read

World Picture Network

22 October, 2005

Lance Corporal Stephen Parker (20) of Athens, Texas. Men from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines - an infantry company in the Marine Corps that was serving its third deployment in Iraq. The Pentagon boosted the number of US troops in Iraq to 150,000 in the run up to Iraqi national elections in January, the highest level since the US-led occupation began. Most of the increase in troop count came from extended deployment of units already on the ground.

About the photographer

Lucian Read

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