Like the geek that I am I checked Youtube out this morning to see if any locals had uploaded fun videos from their adventures in the snow. I’ll check a few times today and add some more fun videos to this post. If you have one you want me to add, just email me a link at: email@example.com . Be safe out there!
I shot this photo 10-years go this weekend. Tonight I had dinner with a guy who is home from Afghanistan on his mid-deployment leave. When I made this photo, I never would have guessed that U.S. forces would be there still. I’m not passing judgement, just surprised. That night in a cargo terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport, I watched as Chapman’s father snapped a crisp salute welcoming his dead son home and his brothers carried the box containing his body with a respect I had never seen before.
I have done a lot of things in the intervening 10 years, made a lot of photographs and seen a lot of things. I think about this night almost everyday.
Thank you for your service Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman.
An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag-draped coffin of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman just before midnight Jan. 8, 2002 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. More than 60 Green Berets joined the Chapman family at the airport to pay their respects to the first U.S. soldier killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer talks to the media Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.