2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Eugene Richards

Reportage by Getty Images/The Sunday Times Magazine/Paris Match

21 March, 2008

War Is Personal. Nelida Bagley helps her son Jose Pequeño from his bed at the West Roxbury Veterans Medical Center in Massachusetts. He lost 40 percent of his brain when a grenade exploded in his vehicle while on patrol in Ramadi, in central Iraq. By the end of 2009, over 4,300 men and women from US military forces had been killed and some 30,000 maimed or wounded since the beginning of the conflict in Iraq.

About the photographer

Eugene Richards

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