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Ultimate Sacrifice by Danny-Haymond-Jr Ultimate Sacrifice by Danny-Haymond-Jr
To give your life for your country is one of the greatest honors. I know many who have died on the battle field. Thank You for giving it all. All gave some, Some gave all. Semper Fi and fight the good fight.

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GARDENINGBLOBS Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
"JACK! COME ON, JACK, DON'T DIE LIKE THIS, DON'T DIE LIKE THIS!" Unfortunately, those words were never heard.
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Stolicus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
dulce et decorum est pro patria mori -horaz
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CrazyAnimeDUDE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
To he who did not make it home, may your soul rest in peace.  To he who sends them off to war, may your conscience never rest.
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Jehricosfolley Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I had a dear friend die when an I.E.D took out the front two vehicles of their group. He died giving covering fire long enough for four of the wounded marines to be dragged to safety. We were all proud of him. Great picture.
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Alucard1019 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Once I turn 18 i'm enlisting into the military so I can protect America and its citizens to show honor,courage,bravery,and be their to protect my brothers in arms i'm willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice because I love my country and its soldiers I will never leave a brother or sister behind on the battlefield no matter the situation God bless the U.S. military
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INS0M Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This will hit home with my fellow Marines more then most of you know. As some of us had to be that guy holding the fallen. Its not something that can be forgotten or pushed back in the mind. So pleas when you see something like this I hope all of you take a moment to think about what it is truly representing.

For me its more then someone who died for their country its a brother in arms that died for the men and women who are fighting alongside them.
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Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was hoping to capture the despair and helplessness that Marines face on the battlefield, especially when losing a brother-in-arms. First to fight! Last to leave!
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INS0M Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I would say its spot on. For anyone who as deployed Marines or other branch. Its going to hit home.
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Chrippy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Very touching and could not be more true.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man I wish I could :+fav: this again. Still so powerful.

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HawaiianMarine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
semper!
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HawaiianMarine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
semper!
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HawaiianMarine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
thks for the fave
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BloodAngelsCaptain1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
A hero is dying in another's arms. While he draws his last breath, he dies the most honorable way: protecting the innocent. God bless him and his family. RIP hero.
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KMKramer44 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Artist
<3
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Respect.
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paradym123 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Semper Fi Brother.
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AetheriumDreams Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is another one that makes me cry... Your art is excellent. I can't imagine what you and your friends went through, and are still going through. Just know that you and them are the reason I want to join the Corps. You deserve to be followed.
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Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Retartacus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry man, cousin is a Navy man,Great Uncle killed in Naval battle *Tears* It hurts I know he was close to my mom.
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jcrimson Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
As an OEF Veteran I say this is truly moto! There is no greater love than the one who sheds his blood for his brother. The true heroes of war are the ones that aren't alive to tell their story.
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innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh...wow. This is really powerful and beautiful. The message is clear and the emotions are heartbreaking. Our soldiers truly are heroes. Both those who died, and those who fight still. The poses are excellent and the background lends a good dose of realism. Basically saying, this is real. This is happening. I like how we can't really see the one soldiers face because of the helmet, but you can pretty much guess how it looks. And the soldier he's holding looks really young. Man...that's just so sad!
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great work all around! I love the way you made the digital pattern and then used a blurry photo for the background! Very innovative! I like your style :nod:


Awesome job! :thumbsup:
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usmcorpsguy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Very meaningful... great work! SEMPER FI
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5-Shots-Of-Life Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
This image is really touching. I have a good friend who has joined the Corps, and my sisters boyfriend was a Marine. I would like to follow their steps.
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SilentToTheGrave Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
No such thing as "Was a Marine." You are always a marine.
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5-Shots-Of-Life Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
I say "was" because he's a dishonest, lying jerk... Not really a stand-up fellow. Not exactly a good example of Marines.
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SilentToTheGrave Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Ahhh my apologies then.
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5-Shots-Of-Life Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
It's alright. You didn't know. =)
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Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment. Good for it!
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unknowntalent Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this beautiful piece.
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Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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unknowntalent Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course X3 Keep on with the good work.
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LostInTheDesert Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
well done.
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Hades1138 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I know this is an old piece, but i just wanted to say thanks for serving your country and my heart and prayers go out to all of our men and women serving, have served, and especially those who have fallen defending us.
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SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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madcatmk12004 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
im planing in 2 years to be a marine

my uncle is a marien he was in vietnam he was a major

so im ready

SEMPER FI
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jajay444 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
i love it, i think all in the millitary are heros

great job
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jajay444 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
i love it, i think all in the millitary are heros

great job
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CamoBulldog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Just wanted to tell you that this is awesome once again. This became all too real to me about five days ago...granted he isn't a Marine...but he was an awesome troop. So..nice job!
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Sablelieger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Awesome pic. :+fav::salute:
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Cajetan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006   Photographer
Outstanding work. :salute:

Let's never forget the fallen! :pray:
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Cajetan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006   Photographer
Outstanding work. :salute:

Let's never forget the fallen! :pray:
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Semper Fi :salute: from an ex-USAF desk jockey
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cheeseforthesoul Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Whoa.

That's some rough shit man.
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Companeros Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
To give yer life for the oil companies is one of
the greatest honours for the marine-dogs.
God bless the fallen fools & the allmighty dollar.

We got a pleasant email from the sunnis a few days ago by the way. They got a few more of the imperialist pigs with a roadbomb they claim.
Burned imperialists inside a humwee must smell
quite bad we imagine:)
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SimonMJester Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
If it was just about oil, we have the technology to dig oil out through glass, and we have the Nukes to turn the sand into glass to dig through....
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Brandonangle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007   Filmographer
Now that's just plain unpartiotic.
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Companeros Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Sieg howdy to you Mr. Patriot:)

why would we care about your "patriotism"?
Especially since we don`t even live in the
fucked up states of AmeriCrap..?
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DarkKamikazi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Say this this kinda stuff to my face, you'll end up eating through a tube
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