This illustration provided by U.S. Army reservist Cpl. Poto Leifi shows U.S. Army Spc. James J. Coon, 22, of Walnut Creek, Calif. James, 22, died April 4, 2007 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when ... more 
This illustration provided by U.S. Army reservist Cpl. Poto Leifi shows U.S. Army Spc. James J. Coon, 22, of Walnut Creek, Calif. James, 22, died April 4, 2007 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Coon was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Leifi, a California commercial artist-turned soldier, thought the U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq should be remembered full of life _ and in a way that celebrated their patriotism. After years of trial and error, Leifi makes posters in a vintage style that recalls the "Rosie the Riveter" and "Uncle Sam Wants You!" recruiting posters of World War II in a project he calls "Freedom's on Me." less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Poto Leifi
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