Characters

Portraits from Winter Soldier Investigations by Jared Rodriguez

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Selena Coppa

“This is so important on so many levels. I’m tired of seeing people die, I’m tired of funerals, but it’s so dangerous at the same time just to be speaking out. I have a friend of seven years who’s being investigated just for associating with me.”

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Jesse Hamilton

“We are sons. We are brothers. We are just ordinary people who decided to pick up a uniform and serve this nation.”

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Clifton Hicks

“I’ve been home too long, I’m not a hero, I am alone, and I didn’t do a good job.”

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Steve Mortillo

“To those who would judge me for coming up here and sharing my experiences with the American people-DO SO-because I have made my peace with what I have to do for this country over many sleepless nights.”

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghastan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghastan Participant

Zollie Goodman

“I think a lot of good soldiers are going to keep taking orders. I don’t think they’re orders that they want to take, and I don’t think they’re gonna do things that they want to do. But they’re going to continue to do them until they’re asked not to. This is destroying you and me, and it takes away any chance we have of a normal lifestyle.”

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Winter Soldier: Iraq | Afghanistan Participant

Jon Turner

“I just want to say that I am sorry for the hate and destruction that I have inflicted on innocent people, and I am sorry for the hate and destruction that others have inflicted on innocent people. At one point it was okay, but reality has shown that it is not. Until people hear about what is going on with this war it will continue to happen and people will continue to die. I am sorry for the things that I did, I am no longer the monster that I once was.”