Found this while catching up on the news today.
Most war footage shown in the US is very de-personalized, planes blowing up bridges, missiles blowing up buildings, etc. Body bags and returning wounded personnel get scant coverage. If you don’t look for the details, you might think it was all a glossy action movie, where no one gets hurt, and all the actors go home for dinner once the cameras stop. By contrast, this photo shows the very real dangers on a very personal level.
The things I noticed were:
– he is not wearing a helmet. Or body armor. Depending on the weapon shooting at him, unclear if those would help anyway, but still… a tshirt..?!?
– he is wearing a wedding ring.