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Portraits of the Fallen

Discussion in 'Roll of Honor & Memories - All Other Conflicts' started by LRusso216, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    A friend sent me this link to a video that I think is worth a look.
    Military Videos - Military Times

    An artist named Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of fallen soldiers free of charge for their families as part of Project Compassion
     
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    Great link, Lou. Thanks for sharing that...
     
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    I couldn't get through on the link but did an end round play to read.
    I remember a guy that did portraits of Fallen Soldiers. GOT IT; Over 2,000 Warrior Portraits.
    check out this link;
    Fallen Heroes - Image Gallery
    "Michael Reagan is an internationally-recognized portrait artist who has assisted charities such as the Children´┐Żs Hospital and Regional Medical Center raise over $10 million through his drawn and donated autographed celebrity portraits. As a portrait artist for more than 30 years, Reagan has drawn approximately 10,000 portraits including over 1500 portraits of celebrities, professional athletes, U.S. presidents and other heads of state."
     
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    Looked at every one of them...thanks for sharing the link Biak. September is such a damnable hard month for me, yet I can't stop looking at things like this because it'd be such a shame if any one of these brave men and women were forgotten.
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    Lou I just retried your first link and it worked fine. You should have seen my surprise when I heard "Bad news rolled into Northome, Minnesota". Northome is 34 miles from where I am. I may be imagining this but I honestly think I saw the soldiers parents a few weeks ago in another nearby town. (All towns up here are small). I was wearing one of the 101st Airborne hats given to me (they are my "Favorite Team) and seeing the Dad in the video he reminded me of a guy who kinda' made eye contact and then looked away.
    Thanks for posting this!
     
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    wow...where does it say that, Biak? i cant find it...
     
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    I found the video on Utube.

    [YOUTUBE]it7NQBN-lO0[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    wow...nice video. was it the people you met?
     
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    Thanks for posting this, guys. God bless Kaziah! Brought a tear to my eye.

    Greg C.
     
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    very moving, and a nice idea. I found a similar link for French troops , the video has 144 portraits of fallen soldiers in combat these last years . The poster has a Roll of Honor link on Facebook and gets the portraits from relatives on aday to day basis.
    YouTube - 144 visages de soldats morts pour la France
     
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    Radar; I'm not sure but he looks very familiar.
    Greg, The video sat me back in the chair when I first saw it. One for the story itself and secondly for being so close.
     
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    I have seen a lot of videos about a lot of tributes. This one is probably one of the best. I have a snapshot of my buddy and I...we were hunting. Kids really, that grin you see from kids who know that they are invincible and the world is waiting to be conquered by them. It's a little worn, a lot wrinkled. And it's very cherished.
     
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    I stopped watching them in a row, watching them is a tribute but it's getting me all sad in the end, so I watch them from time to time
     
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    Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    Same here Skipper. I just watched the video tribute you posted the link for. Although I can not understand French I did not need to. The photographs say more than any words could convey.
     
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    She's certainly one of the sweetest people on this planet.
     
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    a very moving video, just seeing that ladies emotions speaks wonders! i am sure she has brought some happiness to the bereaved families with their loved one's portrait's
     
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    Once again a thread that needs to be brought to the forefront today.
    The link in post 8 is broken;

    [video=youtube;it7NQBN-lO0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it7NQBN-lO0[/video]


    Damn I Love this Woman! Just found another video of her painting a portrait while the soldiers Mom watches;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZMqzEKSTNI&feature=relmfu
     
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    Bumping because it's been a year and should be seen on this Memorial Day.
     

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