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AMERICA’S CHILD WARRIORS

The Denver Post recently ran an incredible photo essay that followed Colorado native Ian Fisher over the course of 27 months from his high school graduation to his induction into the Army, through basic training and from there to combat in Iraq.

Here are few of the pictures from that amazing essay.

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Boot camp

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Recruits playing at war.

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Recruits playing dress-up.

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Saying goodbye to weeping friends.

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Young steely eyed killers ready themselves for the real thing in Iraq.

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All grown up.

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A call home from the war.

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America’s child warriors.

“He wasn’t in it for the money. He was only in it for God and country. That’s the reason most infantrymen join.

1st Sergeant Gavino Barron — Ian Fisher’s Recruiter

2 Responses to “AMERICA’S CHILD WARRIORS”

  1. slyder Says:

    Last year when I attended the wedding of an active duty Marine, I had the opportunity to meet a number of his comrades. My first reaction to seeing the young men in uniform was “My God, we are sending children to war!”. After talking with several of them I realized there was nothing child-like about these men. Some had seen two or three tours in Iraq. They were seasoned battle-hardened soldiers. God bless every one of them!

  2. JD Says:

    The “All Grown Up” photo is my favorite!

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