Jason Everman Special Forces ret., former guitarist for Nirvana and Soundgarden, pictured here in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Everman’s story was featured in the July 2nd issue of the New York Times Magazine http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/magazine/evermans-war.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4
Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Lou Lowery's image of Marines replacing the first American flag atop Mount Suribachi with a second flag, made famous by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph. From the collection of Lou Lowery (COLL/2575), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.
A Paratrooper from 5 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment takes cover after throwing a grenade at a Taliban enemy position during Operation Oqab Tsuka in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
From TIME: A pair of Marines wills their way onto a roof in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last Saturday. Corporal Enrique Torres, right, helps lift Lance Corporal Joseph Hevia into a compound in the Garmsir district during a sweep with Afghan police. The two Marines belong to Kilo Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. (USMC photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder)
This collection of Vietnam War lighters was assembled and sourced by Bradford Edwards for his book “Vietnam Zippos” and the 282 lighters were recently available for auction. The engravings range from sentimental to shocking, and together they paint a unique, personalized picture of the U.S. troops during Vietnam.