Over at the old blog I used to have a feature from time to time called the Random Photo Report. I would like to start that up again, out here.
I have an ongoing project of scanning in the hard copy photographs that fill boxes of photo albums throughout the house. As I was going through yet another shoebox full of pictures taken over the years, tossed in no particular order, I stumbled upon a picture of my father, posing for the obligatory weapon shot.When we deploy, regardless of duties, we somehow feel the urge to have pictures taken with guns. I've done it, the kids do it, my dad did it. These pictures say nothing of the actual danger that may or may not have come from the deployment or the day we pose, they are simply a reminder that regardless of who you are, in the military there is a potential for something bad to happen. Sometimes an injury is sustained in theater, other times, it comes much later.