In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo, artist Marcus Eriksen, a Gulf War veteran, poses for a photo at his home studio in Los Angeles. Eriksen found part of this Japanese fishing boat fl

 

              In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo, artist Marcus Eriksen, a Gulf War veteran, poses for a photo at his home studio in Los Angeles. Eriksen found part of this Japanese fishing boat fl
In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo, artist Marcus Eriksen, a Gulf War veteran, poses for a photo at his home studio in Los Angeles. Eriksen found part of this Japanese fishing boat floating offshore on a whirlpool of junk known as the Pacific Gyre. More than 350 veterans of Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan have turned to art to preserve more intimate and enduring memories of war, and more than 2,500 of their works have found a home at Chicago’s National Veterans Art Museum. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)