Happy birthday to the prolific artist Palmer Hayden!!!
In 1912, the Cooper Union alum joined the army’s black Company, 24th Infantry regiment, and was stationed in the Philippines before pursuing a career in fine arts. He was self-taught , known for capturing scenes of New York’s urban life and the rural South, and was the recipient of the first Harmon Foundation gold medal award for Distinguished Achievement.
IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. November 11, 2004. A soldier from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, engages enemy targets with his machine gun during the Battle of Mosul (2004).
U.S. Army soldiers
assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team scan for enemy activity from a rooftop in eastern Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2005.