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November 1, 2004

The Known Soldier


Larry Holdaway is an artist and photographer who created this haunting, nearly recognizable face by combining the available portraits of every American soldier killed in Iraq from March 2003 to September 2004. 

As Larry writes: “This is the face of America’s sacrifice, the face of more than a thousand families’ pain.  Do you recognize it?”

View the full scale image, here.

You can see more of Larry’s work at

  • tapetenageln

    known soldier – unknown civilian

    Bagnews gives a link to a picture by Larry Holdaway that is a combination of pictures of all US soldiers that died in iraq till September ‘04. Altough it is, for the art itself, unimportant if really all soldiers have been depicted, the idea is intrig…

  • Yvette

    Let the soldiers do their job, let them finish their mission, they were called, and their calling is of sacrifice. God Bless them.

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