The term 'hero' is often used by civilians to describe military veterans, but many do not realize that it is not a term vets feel at all comfortable being associated with. Issues such as PTSD, feeling a loss of purpose, and veteran homelessness can all compound to make young men and women returning from combat feel decidely less than heroic.
Daniel Gorman is a photojournalism student and documentary photographer. At age nineteen, he began his military service first in the US Navy as a Radioman, then re-enlisting into the US Army National Guard as an Infantryman after the events September 11, 2001. He deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is currently a member of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment in Manhattan, NY. While his service in the military was not characterized by photography specifically, his years around the world have helped shape his eye toward the stories not often told, particularly in areas of conflict and Veterans issues. Originally from the Bronx, he grew up, and still resides in, Middletown, NY.
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