Bernie “Doc” Duff


Bernie “Doc” Duff: Doc

Artist’s Note: This painting was created during the anniversary of one of my own traumas and shows a medic working over a buddy who would never make it. Too many times, scenes such as this one penetrate my sleep and bring back the pleas of young men crying out for their loved ones, or just begging the medic to keep them alive. It is moments like this that make those of us who survived ask the same question of God-Why did I live? Of course we all know this anomaly is known as “survivor’s guilt” and it exists in many of us who returned to the world, but have never been able to find “home.”