Charles J. Ingerson


Generations before
and those to come
our nation’s core
important to some.

Families and children
linking future and past
never ever to end
this entwining to last.

Author’s Note: This poem is dedicated to Mark Palmer and all of our forces serving throughout the world

MOSUL, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2003)
MOSUL, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2003) - Maj. Nathaniel Balentine, 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, paints the face of an Iraqi child during the day's festivities. Several soldiers and civilian employees volunteered their time to help facilitate the event. Photo by Spc. Joshua M. Risner.