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January 16, 2013


 A sketch of Marine Sgt. Adam Jacks.
A sketch of Marine Sgt. Adam Jacks.

Sketching The Drawdown In Afghanistan

As a Marine, Rob Bates served in Afghanistan twice. He recently went back, not as a soldier, but as a combat artist. He embedded with a group of Marines and traveled from base to base sketching soldiers and military posts. He tells Dick that the soldiers were confused when he introduced himself as a combat artist, but that they all wanted copies of his sketches. See his sketches here.

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