This is one of my most favorite photos -- ever -- and it's ironic it was taken in a place of which I dispise; Iraq. It was a grab shot -- after a gun run we had to take the trucks to the motorpool for repair - Hambone drove and I rode shotgun; in the GreenZone. Sometimes HamBone lead on to be my friend - and sometimes he didn't. I always tried to be HamBone's friend.
HamBone was a lineman - after surviving Iraq - and some 1800 missions in the red-zone - he died 5 months after returning from eletrocution after grabbing a hot wire. At the wake he was dressed with white gloves becuase his hands were so burned; so I heard.