Retirement Party

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© JOE FAILK
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A very good friend retired from the military after 19 years in the Special Forces. July 21st

He was in command of 6 Special Forces teams in an Foward Firebase very near Pakistan.

The combat was frequent 3 or 4 times week.

Several of his men were Killed and 2 of those were on his team.

He was also injured in Afganistan on that tour. His 4th in Afganistan.

He is much better now.

ISO 400, f/8, 1/200 sec, 58mm

22 responses

  • Gerard Sweeney

    Gerard Sweeney said (4 Aug 2012):

    Hope he has a good retirement, well earned.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    What a well deserved retirement party for your good friend and a wonderful capture and entry!.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    nicely captured, Joe!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Fantastic !!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Well done!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Give your buddy a big Bravo Zulu from me, Joe. Like the way you amped up the color here. Works perfectly.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Great Color

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Great tribute

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   said (5 Aug 2012):

    A fine tribute to a man who server his country well! His service is well appreciated!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Aug 2012):

    Well done.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Well earned and well deserved.. what a great capture!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Excellent shot, great tribute!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Fantastic tribute shot. Your friend is a real hero!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    S U B L I M E n t r y !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Excellent !

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    A nice tribute for your friend and a neat photo!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful tribute. Wishing your friend all the best.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Agree with all!!! perfect for the theme!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    a wonderful tribute to a friend!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    What a great patriot! This is a wonderful shot, Joe!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (7 May 2013):

    Beautiful composition with the flag inclined that unifies the two groups of soldiers. Super color!

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