A Wooden Box at the Pentagon


In November, I had two unrelated assignments for Time Magazine on consecutive days. For the first, I was given access to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey's office at the Pentagon in order to photograph a wooden box as well as anything else in the office I found interesting. The box contained photographs of the 133 servicemen and women who died under Dempsey's command. Each day he chooses a few of the cards to carry around in his pocket.

Interestingly enough, the painting seen in the 2nd photograph below was painted by President Dwight Eisenhower.