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We once were soldiers by CrumbledWings We once were soldiers by CrumbledWings

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The awesome cover image was done by ~StevenWorthey .I Just thought of the Vietman War, the most pointless waste of human lives in America's history. And i wanted to emulate what i would feel if i were them. First one after a month of working on my finals so i hope everyone enjoys. (Had trouble finding a cover image that fits). Also entered into ~LightOverpowers58 Building a Better World Entries Contest.
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elahedaryani Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
catherinejao Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow... I don't have a lot of knowledge with the life of a soldier, but this seems very real and unvarnished. Congratulations on a very honest piece. Really fitting cover art too!
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you, i'm glad you like it
Erbear159 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooah from 101st Air Assault, active duty.
pje0860 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
omg i love that game. i have it and beat without killing a single person
pje0860 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
well check my new journal to know more truth ^_^ (that game truly is about truth even mentioned god) in assassin's game ending it said "heed these words (word of god) "or perish as a heretic" that's what it said on assassin's creed 3 game ^_^ here's another truth from game [link]
zeraful Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Alright, to make up for the flame comment, I shall write a proper one:

I think that the shock from the Viet Nam War to be so great, because it was received by the whole American culture, not just the people who served there. For example: Before the war, American citizen have little way to know about war beside daily radio and.... I don't know, the projector thing that they used in theater. But come the war, and with it, colored television. Never before had they see destruction so real, so breathtaking, so massive and knowing that is was their doing. For the straightforward, good guys-bad guys they're living in, how're they suppose to take that if it was the child they raised that burn down an entire village?, the weapon they manufacture mowing down countless living being?, and the image of the country that they so pervently uphold crumbling down around the world?.

Btw, it "Vietnam", not "Vietman". Sorry for being a grammar nazi.
Karnak44 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, just so beautiful! It is very amazing how such simplistic images can carry a large meaning. Also, this picture shows how many of the soldiers felt when they came home. Trauma.
Tango-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My grandfather was in the Vietnam war for a little less then 2 years. He's still alive, though x3
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