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Benjamin Fortier in Iraq, 2006
My Story

I'm a dude that was born and raised in the northern part of Rhode Island. Since 2009, I've been self-publishing poetry, working in sports photography, and healing from a combat deployment to an incredibly violent city: Al-Falluja, Iraq (circa 2006).

It has taken me fifteen some odd years to reach into the depths of the young man you see in this photo and rip out the unrefined innards that made up the thoughts, memories, and emotions that drove me to join the Marine Corps after the effects of September 11, 2001.

Learn more about my work below. Thanks for joining me on this journey.

The Silent Whispers of Omens

Stones of the Wooded Valley


My Books
Music Equalizer

Back Azimuth Solutions

Hosted by Marine veteran, Tyler Heisey, we sat down and explored what it meant to be artistic in a combat zone, as well as building a support system when you’re home, and finding community.

Date of Release: May 5, 2022

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