US soldier Crystal Martinez, a 20-year-old woman at the time this photo was taken, was a crow gunner in the US Army during her deployment in Iraq. She joined the army right after the 9/11 tragedy, which was also when she finished high school. Martinez is not in Rawclyde’s short novel, GUN 2013. Never the less, she is a fine representative of what the story attempts to encompass. (Photo copyright Heidi Levine).
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