Friday, October 28, 2011

Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall - A Life Under Fire:

Combat Photographer Captures, Carries Wounds of War
AIR DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 - SUMMARY

Combat photographers have been documenting the terror, violence and boredom of war since the invention of photography. Tom Bearden profiles Air Force Sgt. Stacy Pearsall, who has documented the effects of war -- and has paid a heavy price. Transcript>>>

Military Photographer: 'The Medic Could Not Get There Fast Enough'
October 27, 2011 - Generations of Stacy Pearsall's family have worn uniforms: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. So it probably wasn't much of surprise when she asked her parents to join the Air Force at the age of 17.

She is a decorated combat veteran who, as a woman, was never supposed to see combat. However, she experienced military life at its most difficult, living in the ruins of Iraqi towns, dodging sniper fire. read more>>>

My name is Stacy Pearsall and I got my start as an Air Force combat photographer at the age of 17. During my time in the service I traveled to over 41 countries and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I am one of only two women to win the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have won it twice. During my three tours in Iraq, I earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. More at Stacy's website

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