For those who have never enlisted in the army and been deployed, trying to understand life from the perspective of a soldier is impossible.
While our eyes show us how war can damage soldiers’ bodies, the psychological toll it takes isn’t always visible — and definitely isn’t easy to talk about. With that in mind, photographer David Jay set out to capture the powerful set of photos below.
In the series he calls “The Unknown Soldier,” Jay depicts the sacrifices men and women
have made fighting in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting us
face-to-face with harsh realities we aren’t necessarily comfortable
In 2013, Jay visited wounded soldiers around the U.S., documenting what life was like for them after being severely injured.
While he certainly captured their incredible strength and ability to survive…