Studio notes from the contemporary painter Gregg Chadwick
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Arlington West (Iraq Memorial) Santa Monica
An old marine at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC scanned the reflective black wall for his buddy's name. "His name should be right here", he said to his wife as he pointed to a small gap between names."Check the book again." His wife calmly took his hand and said, "You have the wrong war. Your buddy died in another country at another time."