Purple Hearts - Marine Wedding

Photographs and Interviews by Nina Berman

May 1st - July 29th 2009

The soldiers in this exhibit represent a small number of the more than 5,394 American servicemen and women wounded in action and the estimated 11,000 other injured in combat support during the first fifteen months of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq. A precise number of combat support or non hostile injuries is not known. The Pentagon omits from its casualty reports those soldiers medically evacuated from Iraq due to friendly fire, sickness, accidents, or psychological trauma even though many of these soldiers are severely injured and permanently disabled.

Iraq casualties are not counted at all-