Powerful Photos That Will Change The Way You See The World.

Some pictures are so strongly expressive that their story stays alive for years and does not fade. I hit upon this phenomenon recently while I was looking through some historic photographs from the last decades. I couldn’t help collecting a few of them for you, so please take a look yourself:

Kyle Hockenberry: The Man Who Lived Up To His Tattoo

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Private First Class Kyle Hockenberry’s military tattoo proved to be more true than most out there. While on a mission with his team — 1st Infantry Division – on June 15th in Afghanistan, an explosive went off, taking both of Kyle’s legs and his right arm.

He had joined the military after being out of high school for just four months and was shipped overseas not much longer after that out of Fort Riley, Kansas. Against all odds, Kyle is still going strong. The doctors managed to keep his tattoo intact through all of the reconstructive surgeries.