The Feb 2015 National Geographic article “Healing Our Soldiers” is a powerful article. In particular, the photograph of Army Maj Jeff Hall with his family held me riveted. It is a simple image, but incredibly personal and deeply moving, heartbreaking in its emotional intensity. Being taken on home ground, it eloquently captures the personal tragedies of war, which injure far beyond the soldier. I salute the courage of that entire family in allowing the photograph to be taken and published. And I feel grateful to live in peace protected by such heroes.