Skip to comments.Prize-Winning Wedding Photo of Wounded Marine
Posted on 02/09/2007 9:29:24 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
At the request of the artist, I haven't copied the photo in question to this thread. It's viewable here.
The photo took first prize in the portrait category of the World Press Photo awards. It is such a beautiful example of love, determination, and strength mixed with sadness and wistfulness that I was very moved the first time that I looked at it.
May God keep their marriage strong!
May the Lord bless them in their marriage....
Yes, indeed, and thank you for posting the link to this photo.
God bless this marriage and keep it strong.
Rarely do I shed a tear.....God bless this couple..!
God Bless them and their marriage. Never have I seen such a moving image of love.
Lord, please keep these folks in the palm of your hand.
May God bless this young couple and keep their marriage strong.
That's a big guy.
God Bless this couple.
Probably more bandages or a brace of some sort under his uniform.
Beautiful couple, I just wish they didn't look so somber. May they have a wonderful life together.
That is one of the most wonderful pictures I've ever seen! God Bless them both. I hope they have many, many years together. It brought tears to my eyes!
May they have a long and loving life together.
God bless 'em.
Oh my. Life will be so hard. G-d bless this marriage and thank G-d for men like this groom and their sacrifices.
God bless, protect and defend them.
Well, the bride has a "is this how it's going to be for the next forty years?" forty yard stare.
God bless them both...
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Oh my! Is that real?
I noticed that. My heart aches.
God bless this young couple and all of our brave fighting men. I don't know the story of this particular young man, but I'll bet he has fought hard to overcome many obstacles to his recovery.
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May the Lord bless and keep this couple.
Old story. Why are we doing it again?
However, at the moment, surgery or not, the noble heart of this American warrior transcends any outward appearance.
Thanks for this beautiful love story about a beautiful couple. Valentine red roses and best wishes to them from this admiring freeper.
Shame on you. You are sour.
Just because you are not on FR as much as others and have seen this story before does not make a person sour. Perhaps you need to read FR more and you will be happier.
God bless em!!
Yup, that deer caught in the headlights look :(
Many pilots were horribly burnt and grotesquely disfigured but in the eye's of British women, they were heroes and very much in demand as husbands.
Mr. Nap, please note I stated in my post above that I HADN'T seen this story before. I was happy it was on again for those of us, including me, who didn't know about this delightful event for the Marine and his bride.
Yes, you ARE sour for complaining that the story was "old" and for whining that it was re-posted. You could have just been quiet and let the rest of us enjoy some upbeat news for a change.
You (who signed on in the latter part of 2005) don't think I'm on FR "as much as others" and that I "need to read it more and I'll be happier".
Actually, I'm a 1998 signer-onner, served on the Free Republic Network Board of Directors, currently serving as a member of the FR quarterly fund-raising committee....and am also known on this forum as "Friva Diva" (Las Vegas FR Conference publicity committee chair), and also "Bahama Mama", organizer of all the "FReeps Ahoy" fund-raising cruises.
Likewise, I chaired the committee that re-organized the Florida chapter into three manageable and efficient chapters, not an easy or quick job.
So I'm "not on FR as much as others"? LOL.
If I was on FR any more during all these years, my eyes would be hanging out my head. In fact, they ARE! I just don't have an extra pair of eyes to look down to see how far they're hanging.
So you say I "don't read FR as much as others and if I did, I'd be happier"?
Let me say that reading FR makes me happier every day and will continue to make me happier in the future.
One of the things that makes me happy is to post a comment every once in a while to the numerically-few posters who are sour pusses, picky-picky complainers, self-appointed editors.....and thread party-poopers.
Bless our Marines. IMO, their inspirational stories can be twice-told on this board any time.
That Marine is a hero, and he deserves all our respect.
That poor girl, though. The expression on her face is painful to see.
I really wasn't necessarily complaining but mentioning that this has been posted again. I see FREEPERS doing this all the time. As far as saying you was not on FR enough was uncalled for and I am sorry. I actually was shooting my mouth and see your name all the time. Thank you for setting me straight.
There once was a freeper named Napster
Who inadvertently gave me a bum rapster
But no harm is done
In fact, it was fun
Now come here and sit on my lapster
Helluva man, helluva woman. God bless them and may they be fruitful and multiply.
Thanks for posting this. I was just thinking about them the other day and wondering if they had married yet.
As far as the look on her face I'm sure if you caught any bride's face at the right moment they might have a look like this.
When the original story broke some uneducated liberal actually said he hoped they wouldn't have children because they might look like he does with the scars.
What a complete moron. His DNA is what he looked like before the injuries. I have a friend who suffered scars in a fire. Her daughter born 4 years later looks like she did before the fire.
I think the bride also deserves credit for standing by him. The road certainly hasn't been easy and it won't be from now on.
Did you read the photographer's web site? She states that these purple heart photos are meant to highlight the terrible human toll of the war. I'm not sure that this is even a real photograph. She has photos of what looks like prisoners at Guantomo, but I don't see how it could be. She has a group of Taliban photos, the only one that I looked at was a woman in a full burka, holding up some scrapbook or something.
Take a closer look.
The photographer states on her web site that the pictures are meant to depict the terrible human toll of the war on Iraq. These are anti-war pictures, that's why the girl looks so forlorn.
i noticed it too but I didnt want to say anything out of fear of being attacked and called cruel. I wish them the best though.