There Are Two Sides To Every Soldier. This Powerful Series Captures The Life Behind The Uniform

November 29, 2014

They put on the same uniforms when they go to work, but they all have a different personal life with a different story to tell.

Photographer Devin Mitchell captured the two sides of US soldiers in this very powerful series, The Veteran Art Project:

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Gay or straight, he fights for your protection.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Respect.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Clean shaved at work. A beard during his free time.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Semper Fi.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

"It was a pleasure and a privilege to serve my country, Jovane Marie shared on Facebook about her photo below. "I am proud to be a Marine!"

Not to mention those shoes!

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

A young girl whose parents are often deployed at the same time.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Although we can't be sure, it appears that she is Muslim. Either way she is protecting our freedom and fighting for the red, white and blue.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Autism mom + military mom = double the hero.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Expeditionary Warfare Officer.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Airborne Infantry.

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Purple Heart recipient with his IED Detection dog.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Cultural Support Specialist and breast cancer survivor.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

US Navy.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

US Navy.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

Green Lantern.

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Credit: Devin Mitchell

We sometimes forget that there are real people behind those uniforms. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

All photos are by Devin Mitchell. Visit his website, follow his veteranartproject on Instagram, and like his Facebook page for updates!

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