Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chris Jones Esquire Piece on Photographs of Military Caskets

I've posted umpteen times writing from Chris Jones, but just came across yet another poignant work of his that I want to keep track of.

In the May 2008 issue of Esquire, Jones wrote "The Things That Carried Him" about Sgt. Joe Montgomery and process and care involved in transporting fallen servicemen and women back to the US for burial.

This story garnered a greatly deserved National Magazine Award and was the jumping off point for a short piece from Jones about the Pentagon lifting it's ban on news images of military caskets returning home.

The title is "From Iraq to Grave, We Can Finally Remember the Fallen" and piece just plain powerful.