Caption: Sgt Brandon Benton sent this to his wife Emily Benton, who waited for him at home near Fort Hood, Texas, when he got word of a return date., Credit: graffitiofwar.com
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Sgt Brandon Benton sent this to his wife Emily Benton, who waited for him at home near Fort Hood, Texas, when he got word of a return date. 

The Graffiti of War

From: War News Radio
Length: 06:38

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War News Radio talks with the founder of the Graffiti of War Project, which collects service members’ art left on the walls and buildings in the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Read the full description.

Torpedo_small There are many images of service members in combat, flying planes, moving supplies, interacting with civilians, and returning home, but there are very few of their...artwork.  The Graffiti of War Project is trying to amend that by collecting the art on tanks, old buildings, and portable toilets and publishing it on their website, and ultimately in a book.  War News Radio spoke with the founder of the group to learn more about the power of this art.

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There are many images of service members in combat, flying planes, moving supplies, interacting with civilians, and returning home, but there are very few of their...artwork.  The Graffiti of War Project is trying to amend that by collecting the art on tanks, old buildings, and portable toilets and publishing it on their website, and ultimately in a book.  War News Radio spoke with the founder of the group to learn more about the power of this art.

Transcript

Anchor Intro: There are many images from Iraq and Afghanistan of service members in combat, flying planes, moving supplies, interacting with civilians, and returning home, but there are very few of their...artwork. The Graffiti of War Project is trying to amend that by collecting the art on tanks, old buildings, and portable toilets and publishing it on their website, and ultimately in a book. Elliana Bisgaard-Church spoke with the founder of the group to learn more about the power of these art forms.

NARRATOR Jaeson “Doc” Parsons has seen the harsh images of the Iraq war up close. But he has seen another type of image of which many are unfamiliar.

PARSONS 559 There’s this painting with a light house with a beach [...] inside of an amo area [...] It’s like someone took it off of someone’s house in [...] America and placed it there [...] It’s almost like a little piece of home rig...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

There are many images of service members in combat, flying planes, moving supplies, interacting with civilians, and returning home, but there are very few of their...artwork. The Graffiti of War Project is trying to amend that by collecting the art on tanks, old buildings, and portable toilets and publishing it on their website, and ultimately in a book. War News Radio spoke with the founder of the group to learn more about the power of this art.

OUTRO:

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