Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wounded Warrior Battalion East

The Marine Corps has an active duty regiment devoted to their wounded warriors. It's called the Wounded Warrior Regiment and it has two battalions. Battalion East is located aboard Marine Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Battalion West is at Camp Pendleton in California. Last month a very talented Marine, Lance Corporal Rob Bates, went to the wounded warrior barracks of Battalion East and sketched two fellow Marines. You can read about his experiences and see his art at both his website and Facebook page. Bates is also completing a set of sensitive commemorative portraits of fallen comrades of his 8th Marine Regiment. Tomorrow Bates and I will be sketching together at Bethesda.

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