By Richard Johnson
The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
(Published in print: Thursday, September 4, 2014)
Quantico, Va. — Recently I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to join Col. Craig Streeter, former Marine Cobra Pilot and latest poor soul to wear the hat of USMC Combat Artist, while he spent a couple of days warming up his skills before he heads for Afghanistan shortly to continue a proud tradition: documenting the experience of war through art. USMC Combat Artist Mike Fay, illustrator/war artist Victor Juhasz and myself were there to give a little support to his endeavor and as much advice as we could on operating as an artist in a hostile environment. I was brushing up, too. I’m heading to Afghanistan myself in a few days to spend some time with the U.S. International Security Assistance Force troops overseeing the end of combat.
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