These brave men and women have seen Hell for us. They fought through fire and flames to protect our country. Now, they are simply trying to live their lives with the scars of what happened. Their sacrifice brings me to tears – this is the part of war you don’t see. Photographer Tom Sperduto’s captured the lives of the wounded warriors who are returning home and adjusting to life. It’s strange, their photographs are full of a sadness that is full of hope. They faced something terrible, but they are on the other side of it now. They know they have the rest of their lives ahead of them.

Robert Loria lost his left arm and the use of his right leg, but he can still embrace life.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl Ian Lennon was in a fuel tanker explosion in Iraq. He’s seen here holding a picture of his former self.

The accident caused third degree burns on his face.

Army National Guard Sgt Susan Sondheim, right, was the first woman in U.S. history to receive the Purple Heart.

Tom “Ron” Hawthorne lost his right eye serving as a medic in Iraq.

Retired U.S. Army PFC Marissa Strock lost her two legs in Iraq.

But she isn’t afraid to stand strong.

Philip Bauer, left, lost his right leg in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

Jamel Daniels, right, lost his left leg while on patrol in Iraq.

Mike Pocius, a member of the Navy, lost his left leg when his vehicle hit an IED.

Retired U.S. Army Sgt Jim Mylott sustained many injuries while serving in Iraq, but now he focuses on his family.

U.S. Army Spc Daniel Perry was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq when he was injured during a bunker explosion. It caused a traumatic brain injury.

U.S. Army Sgt Laffin who was struck by shrapnel from a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan.

What they did for us will never be forgotten. Source:

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