30 Sep '13, 12pm

Vietnam vet sketches faces of fallen service members: When drawing a portrait of a fallen service me... #airforce

When drawing a portrait of a fallen service member, artist Michael Reagan lifts his pencil and starts with the eyes. Just this way, he has drawn nearly 3,500 portraits of fallen troops for their families since he made it his mission in late 2003. “The drawings are very, very difficult,” said Reagan, a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran living in Seattle. “I look into the eyes of incredible men and women who died for this country to keep you and me safe. I also see in these people’s faces my friends who came home from Vietnam, or didn’t, but did the same thing.” Reagan, who speaks with a soft, gravelly voiced calm that reflects the spiritual nature of his work, talked to Military Times after watching the Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Staff. Sgt. Ty Carter, who distinguished himself in the Battle of Combat Outpost Keating by braving enemy fire to rescue a fatally wounded comrade...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130929/NEWS/309290008

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