The Old Guard on Mission - 2010 JUL


Remembering – Here’s a tribute to those whose final honors that I photographed at Arlington National Cemetery during 2007 – it’s because of their service, that I can do what I do … many people in the United States take those things for granted and go on their merry way — oblivious to the sacrifices that those who serve and have served have made for me and for them. 

Among others, a Special Thank You to —

COL Robert Friedman USA Ret

SGM Joseph Mancuso USA Ret

SGT William E. Skivington, Jr USA KIA

COL Daniel Patrick Gallagher USA Ret

TEC4 Anthony De Angelis USA Ret

SGM Robert Hede USA Ret

COL Robert Costa USA Ret

CW3 Donald R. Sistare USA Ret

COL Albert A. DeProspero USA Ret

LTC Williams S. Martin

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John Michael

A professional photographer living in the Washington DC area, John Michael has traveled extensively across the United States. For nearly a decade, he has now focused on the United States military, especially the US Army and photographs the final honors at Arlington National Cemetery. When asked about John Michael, a noted Washington, DC based military historian responded: "He's an athlete - with a natural talent focused in photography and over the years, his experiences have honed his outstanding skills. His photographs evoke a passion and deep emotion." His photography is un matched and provides a vivid experience that expresses the true meaning of the content - the photographs reach out to you and draw you in with a vividness beyond imagination. This immersion into the US military community has sparked a passion that compliments his photographic work. His mission is ongoing of - "Preserving the memories so others will remember..." ™