LONESOME — 199th LIB — Mixed Media — James Pollock — US Army Vietnam CAT IV (1967)— Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Army.
Being overseas, away from family, friends and familiar places by itself can be emotionally draining on any soldier. Throw into that mix having to go out on a patrol where danger and all kinds of physical hardships have to be endured. I did this painting as a result of my visit with 199th LIB in Vietnam. I tried to capture the emotional drain war can have on an individual.