Traveling to Iraq left me with a continued understanding of wartime trauma but not why some people’s paths end in suicide.
About Ted Engelmann
Ted Engelmann is an Air Force veteran who spent 1968-69 in Vietnam with a forward air control team supporting American and Vietnamese soldiers. For the past 45 years, he has lived part-time in Vietnam, Korea, Australia, and the U.S., photographing parades and listening to stories of veterans who served in Vietnam. In November 2008 he was a freelance photographer in Baghdad, Iraq, and embedded in Regional Command-East out of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in December 2009. He is finishing his photographic memoir, One Soldier’s Heart: The Emotional Wounds of War. He lives in Denver.