In Junction City, Kansas, this year we photographed Army Veteran Ronald Swickley. He served from 1988 to 2012 as an Abrams tank commander. One of the locations Swickley served in was Iraq.
Not all of us can have long locks like he can, but it’s his signature nowadays instead of the military sat haircuts he had while he served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, his major hobby is strumming his guitar.
Stay tuned next week as we feature another female veteran who works for the Department of State.
© Veteran portrait by Stacy L. Pearsall, story by Des’ola Mecozzi