This is quite a brilliant photojournalism piece and a real must read. This is a good example for those that might be interested in this sort of work.
You can read it at http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2009/09/10/ian-fisher-american-soldier. Following is an extract.
September 10th, 2009
This is how an American soldier is made.
For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat. A selection of photos from Ian’s journey are posted below.
The story was written by Kevin Simpson with Michael Riley, Bruce Finley and Craig F. Walker. It was reported by Riley in Colorado and at Fort Benning, Ga., Finley at Fort Carson and in Iraq, and photographer Craig F. Walker throughout.
The multimedia project, including all the photos, video and special features, can be viewed at www.denverpost.com/americansoldier.