I really respect what Dean Koepfler did in this picture. He could have simply responded to a very emotional event and made a publishable picture. However, Dean took it further by not only catching the wonderful moment between a father and his children. He picked a spot that allowed him to layer the visual information, and it tells a great story. I love seeing the other soldier and his family in the background. The flag in the left corner also helps. Well Done!
Dean J. Koepfler/The News Tribune via AP
Sgt. Shawn McGuire hugs his daughter Elizabeth, 6, and son Aiden 3, after a ceremony at Ft. Lewis, Wash., Tuesday, Sept. 4. The soldiers at Tuesday's ceremony are the first of 3,800 soldiers in the Three-Two Stryker brigade who are returning from Iraq this month.