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Elephants taking a mud bath
Coral Reefs, Singapore
Sunset at Fort Bennett in the beautiful island of Tobago
Flight
Above the Clouds
Ancient Swamp
Cascade Creek
Cascade Creek Waterfall
Shark Cove
Snoqualmie Mountain
Cascade Mountaineer
A Brother's Love
The Rio Grande
Honolulu Waters
nainital lake during day time  .
F/A 18 on the verge of breaking the sound barrier
Kaleetan Peak
Death on the Beach
Hummingbird Flicking Its Tongue
Cascade Skyline
Morning on Melakwa
Young ballet dancer waits for parents.
Point 5700 Summit
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Brother's Love

Being asked to be a part of something that commemorates the Fallen Hero's that have come before us, could quite possibly be one of the greatest honors that one could ever have. For CSM Martin Mieras Jr., this honor did not come lightly. While stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, CSM Mieras made the ten hour drive to Twinsburg, Ohio in order to honor those who have fallen these soldiers and speak so humbly on the behalf of him and so many, the appreciation we have for our Fallen Hero's. The drive and time off means nothing to CSM Mieras, for if you ask him, he will tell you that it is the least he could do for his soldiers. While serving his 34 years in the service he has lost four of his brothers, one that happened to die even in his arms. His life has never been the same since, nor will it ever will be. While at the traveling Vietnam Wall, there was another wall that honored the soldiers that had fallen in the Afghanistan and the war in Iraq. It was there, CSM Mieras found his fallen brothers. This picture captures his humbleness, his hurt, his pain, and love that everyday he feels for his lost brothers.

TAGS: Love, Military, Ohio, Sustainable Travel, United States

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 4, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
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