Missing in America
       
     
Memories of Sadness
       
     
Prisoner of War
       
     
Hanging Onto Faith
       
     
No Warmth for Loretta
       
     
Lost in California
       
     
Tommy
       
     
Always on Duty
       
     
Ulysses S. Grant
       
     
Til' the Very End
       
     
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Missing in America
       
     
Missing in America

Stoney Burke, a 64-year-old homeless veteran, plays his guitar at his home after he was found by the Vet Hunters in a desert camp in Duarte, California, September 28. The Vet Hunters Project is a non-profit organization with volunteers who go out into the community and help veterans who have been misplaced through homelessness. Burke has been homeless for more than three years.

Memories of Sadness
       
     
Memories of Sadness

After recently being beaten in a metro station, Loretta Grasso, struggled to control her emotions and fear during her journey to a courthouse in Arlington, Va., where she would meet her attacker. Loretta, 54 and homeless, sustained broken cheek and brow bones, as well as two broken wrists and four broken fingers, during the assault.

Prisoner of War
       
     
Prisoner of War

RetiredCol. Carlisle "Smitty" Harris from Tupelo, Mississippi, Harris spent almost 8 years of his career in the U.S. Air Force as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after he was shot down from his aircraft. During his captivity he learned and taught "tap code" to other POWs. This form of communication allowed himself and the rest of the prisoners to talk to each other because they weren't allowed to speak to one another.

Hanging Onto Faith
       
     
Hanging Onto Faith

Charles "Chuck" Hanlan stares out at the city of Syracuse, N.Y., through the community kitchen window of the Syracuse Rescue Mission. Although Hanlan has been unemployed for more than seven years, he still puts his faith in God that he will help him get a job.

No Warmth for Loretta
       
     
No Warmth for Loretta

After recently being beaten in a metro station, Loretta Grasso, struggled to control her emotions and fear during her journey to a courthouse in Arlington, Va., where she would meet her attacker. Loretta, 54 and homeless, sustained broken cheek and brow bones, as well as two broken wrists and four broken fingers, during the assault.

Lost in California
       
     
Lost in California

After talking to a couple of volunteers from the Vet Hunters, Kirk Miller, 70, looks out from his self-made home under a bridge in El Monte, California. The Vet Hunters Project is a non-profit organization with volunteers who go out into the community and help veterans who have been misplaced through homelessness. Although Vet Hunters search for veterans to assist, they also try to help the community and help other homeless individuals as well. Miller has been homeless for more than a year.

Tommy
       
     
Tommy

Tommy Everett, a former Marine, while talking about his past sits back and pauses while thinks about all the life changing events that he's experienced. Tommy turned his life around from being homeless and a drug addict to running a homeless shelter and a church.

Always on Duty
       
     
Always on Duty

Walking back and forth through pouring rain, a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guards the tomb at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia on April 8. The tomb guards are soldiers of the United States Army. A sentinel is a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.

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Ulysses S. Grant

Retired Lt. Col. Brian Withrow rides to battle during a Civil War reenactment at the Cedar Creek Battlefield near Middletown, Virginia, October 17. Withrow has gone to most of the major Civil War reenactments and other historical events since 1997. During that period, he has participated in his hobby from ranks ranging from private to general within the Union forces. Withrow plays a mounted staff officer in the role of the assistant chief of staff to the commanding general in 3rd U.S. Infantry, Company B.

Til' the Very End
       
     
Til' the Very End

Robert "Bobby" Magee waits outside on the corner for change while smoking a cigarette in Syracuse, N.Y. Bobby, unemployed, daily stays along the sides of streets of Syracuse asking for any spare change.

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