Suzanne Opton’s new book, Soldier/Many Wars, presents a humanistic and challenging view of America’s fighting force. Remembering the Vietnam-era draft and wondering what would happen to her son if he were drafted, Opton was curious to meet members of American’s volunteer army. She was invited to Fort Drum army base where she photographed soldiers between tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Opton chose to consider another side of the heroic and depict soldiers as vulnerable young men and women.
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