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The purpose of Portraits of Service is to focus public attention on living veterans of all wars who have made personal sacrifices and, in many cases, undergone the horrors of combat. Upon returning home, many of these vets were met with indifference; worse, many did not receive support or help from their communities. For nearly all it became a struggle to rebuild their lives and restore a sense of normalcy.

Photographers Robert Miller and Andrew Wakeford approached this project with a desire to understand and recognize their service visually through portrait-quality photos combined with short vignettes that memorialize their individual experiences.

The diverse array of over 60 veterans represented in this commemorative keepsake is highly inspirational. Some, like U.S. Congressman John Dingell, are famous. Some are homeless. Many women vets are featured, including a Red Cross nurse from World War II. The result is a moving and powerful collection of photos and stories that reverberates with the universal truths of veterans' fears and emotions, their experiences and most important, service to their country.

Published by Patton Publishing, in association with The Patton Foundation, the inaugural edition is scheduled for release in early November 2012.The Patton Foundation donates proceeds from all sales of this book to benefit veterans


Winner of the Independent Publisher
2012 Outstanding Book of the Year,
Freedom Fighter Award!
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