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‘Anatomy of a Miracle:’ Too Good to Be True?

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After returning to Biloxi, Mississippi a veteran paraplegic from a horrific event in Afghanistan, Cameron Harris lives with his sister Tanya and spends a lot of time drinking, while managing to get around in a wheelchair. From the death of his mother, to the damaging hurricane and the war, Cameron has suffered his share. But one day while waiting for Tanya in the convenience store parking lot, he just stands up and starts to walk.  Was it a miracle, or was there a medical explanation? After a Facebook post about what had taken place goes viral, the local and national media bombard Cameron with questions related to his recovery. Christians believe this was a miracle and proof of God and…

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War Photographer Robert Cunningham Honors our Veterans

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Few civilians have captured the service of our active military and veterans as vividly as embedded war photographer Robert L. Cunningham. He has worked throughout Afghanistan, primarily beside the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry, 10th Mountain, and 101st Airborne Divisions. He recently returned from his fourth embedment in Afghanistan and was there during the recent outbreak in the North. “No greater honor will I ever have than walking outside the wire with our troops,” says Cunningham referring to the military term for being on the front lines. Cunningham’s work has taken him aboard an underway US Navy submarines, into zero-gravity in low-earth orbit, and to more than 450 cities in 25 countries. His work also appears in multiple libraries and museums. He…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Robert Cunningham and Afghanistan: On the Bounce

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What was it like to serve in Afghanistan? That is the question civilians often ask returning servicemembers of the armed forces. Afghanistan: On the Bounce brilliantly conveys the full range of the troops’ experiences—on patrol, in combat, in the chow line, and in religious services—through photographs, stories, diagrams, and removable ephemera. As a documentation/production specialist in Afghanistan, photographer Robert L. Cunningham accompanied soldiers of 40 different units on 132 combat missions, following them during their typical on-base routines as well as into hazardous situations. Here are detailed examinations of the service members’ weapons, uniforms, vehicles, and gear, along with reflections on duty, insights into valor and heroism, and clear-eyed humor about life on deployment. Meet the Author Robert L. Cunningham is…

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So, what is it really like to serve in Afghanistan?

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Through glossy photos, pull-out literature, and writings by Steven Hartov, readers start from the outset of servicemembers’ deployment and finish not only with the service members’ heartfelt return, but with a deeper understanding of their experience in Afghanistan. Robert Cunningham’s high-gloss, high-definition photographs will inspire readers through his portrayal of what our brave servicemembers feel and see every day, on and off the battlefield. With detail, emotion, and conviction, the narrative illuminates everything from the tears left on the tarmac as a service member deploys, their downtime, life beyond the protection of the base, iron horses (helicopters, planes, and armored trucks), the military chaplain, what happens to wounded soldiers, how fallen service members are brought home, and other aspects of…

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