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Operation First Casualty

Jon Orlando & Jesse Purcell

This image is from Celebrate People’s History/Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice, a portfolio that celebrated IVAW’s first ten years and was produced by Justseeds, IVAW, Booklyn, Repetitive Press, and the Civilian Soldier Alliance.

(IVAW is now known as About Face: Veterans Against the War)


A brown toned photograph of three GIs, variously posing in different military postures. Superimposed over the photograph are the outlined letters O.F.C. Below, in smaller type it says: “Operation First Casualty. The first casualty of war is truth.”