To commemorate the 5th year of this war and the 4000th U.S. death, The NY Times today carried stories of a few who perished, told in their own words. It was deeply moving reading. What can an illustrator do? Well, he can draw, and maybe help carry these words back to the folks at home. Here's to all of them and the wisdom that may come from this pain, as Aeschylus said, by the awful grace of God.