When I first looked at this photo I only saw the trees and helmet - and it took a few seconds for me to focus on the soldier - and then it took me a few more seconds to see that he was kissing the boots of a soldier killed in Iraq - and the soldier happened to be his brother. It really struck a nerve and I felt compelled to share it.
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Sgt Dan Kryst kisses his brother's boots during a memorial service for Capt. Kevin M. Kryst who was killed on December 18 conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province of Iraq, on January 12, 2007 at Camp Pendleton, California.