Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sharing the Courage

Since last fall, I've been working with the folks at HQMC PAO,  who asked me to help them create a series of graphic illustration pages, which tell the true heroic stories of Marines who have been decorated for valor. The series is titled "Sharing the Courage-- Stories of Marine Corps Heroism".

We just sent off the second one to be published, and it details the heroism of Cpl Jonathan Yale and LCpl Jordan Haerter, who stood their ground in the face of death and saved the lives of 100 people at Joint Security Station Nasser in Ramadi, Iraq in April 2008.

Here is the art, which we have formatted to be similar to a graphic novel (without looking too "comicky"), so that young Marines and people in the culture can be informed and inspired by the actions of real life heroes.

For more information on what happened that day in Ramadi, go here.

This project has made me better appreciate how, even in this day and age, there are still regular Joes, who when put in dangerous and trying situations, come out as honest-to-goodness heroes.


Anonymous said...

Will miss my brothers in arms who fought and died so that others may live.

thebronze said...

Semper Fidelis and Fair Winds And Following Seas, Marines...