11 photos of soldiers with war in their eyes

Soldiers who have seen war have a certain look in their eyes that is commonly referred to as the ‘Thousand Yard Stare.’

1. In 2004, during the Iraq War James Blake Miller, a Marine, takes a smoke break during the battle of Fallujah.
Marine in battle of fallujah 10


2. In 1968, during the Vietnam War an unknown soldier sheds a tear
Soldier in Vietnam sheds tear 11


3. In 1918, during World War I an American infantryman gets medical treatment for minor wounds during the battle of Varennes-en-Argonne, France.
US infantryman in WWI Fracne 5


4. A U.S. soldier holds the hand of one of his soldiers during a medical evacuation flight in Afghanistan.
US soldier holds hand on Medevac flight 15


5. In 1967, during the the Vietnam War James E. Callahan, a medic, tries to save a dying soldier near Saigon.
Meidc trying to save soldier in Saigon 2


6. In 1944, during World War II a unknown US soldier receives medical aid after being wounded on D-Day.
D-day Wounded 3


7. Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams (born October 2, 1923) is a retired United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is also the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from that battle.
Hershel Williams 14


  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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