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On this veterans -- not only do we honor the men who fought for our freedom men and women of course but the women as -- well -- this new book got released by general George patton's granddaughter features some of those female veterans.
And the incredible obstacles they've overcome.
-- joining us live this morning -- army captain jazz with.
Marines that Jessica good at all and the -- who put the book together rob Miller welcome to all the you know when he needs -- break -- -- -- You guys you just let's start would you tell us your story of service and after.
That's how am I gonna need the army twelve years none -- -- army captain and worked with on the the national farm bureau.
-- -- has definitely has its absence towns starting in 2002005.
Lose and everything in hurricane Katrina and been diagnosed the cancer the very next month.
I'm it was a very very hard rough time in my life but that the worst part is being told that as a female action there was nothing for you.
If he needed it lies -- But I've come -- scientists.
America in general.
You know we're very male dominated.
Military they seem to forget about the women and even with our increase leadership frozen our impact in the military.
Our service and sacrifice is still not.
If it equate it to that of male action.
But you look at that photo and you get it because you have the smile on your -- you got a lot of perspective and that's all you need to tell by looking at that photo you've got resolved in perspective and it's changing right for women of the military Jessica.
-- in this changing things that as time is going and we're getting more recognition.
And tell us about your story lions in the Marine -- in 2001 right after high school and I was in boot camp when the twenty hours ahead.
And done shortly after in 2004 had to play -- -- in a mortuary affairs content.
It was our job to recover and process -- -- loss of life in Iraq.
And bring them back.
-- can only imagine.
I'm rob is this book -- -- put together is beautiful portraits of service we -- just looking through at the pictures are so poignant and really tell a story tell us.
What you experience all that together.
This has been an awesome experience.
My co author Andrew and I who is actually British foreign -- Germany is a part of the patent foundation.
And him and I wanted to captivate and understand a lot more in depth -- what veterans go through.
So the book itself was actually designed to take a very short story.
And a beautiful picture so that people can become enthralled engaged in the actual book in this story but quickly go to the next one to give them.
More of a snapshot of what -- people go through.
It is so compelling now again here's the cover but.
Just one photo flipping through it really caught me in the caption sometimes words cannot describe what a soldier visiting a military cemetery.
Is seeing and feeling and you really do capture that.
Really without saying a word right.
Exactly what we tried to do in the book was to take a subset of her pictures when we interview a veteran.
We shoot maybe 15100 pictures while they're talking so we actually captivate and photograph.
And capture their expression while they're saying their story just quite -- usually it's him.
-- -- of -- everybody and Jesse should say that you have turned your hardship.
Action where you founded a nonprofit agency the final salute which provides housing for homeless female veterans and their children that's so important.
So thank you for that thank you for your service.
It's wonderful to meet you all and thanks for the -- -- -- -- That -- portrait.
Portraits of the service have checked it out.
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