Michael Reagan & the Fallen Heroes Project

| January 23, 2014

ABC News sends their article about Michael Reagan, a Vietnam Marine veteran who founded the Fallen Heroes Project. Michael draws portraits of our brothers and sisters who have bee lost. He says he’s done over 3,000 so far, but you should read the article to discover why.

For Reagan, this is a huge adventure, and he feels very fortunate to be a part of it. “There’s an incredible amount of trauma and pain for the families who lost these people. They’re all proud of their sons and daughters, husbands and wives – all of them. They are allowing me, a total stranger, to play this incredible part. I came home from Vietnam in 1968, I thought whole, but what I actually had when I came home was a hole. This project and these wonderful families that allow me to do this work for them have allowed that hole to be filled in my soul again,” said Reagan. “I made a commitment to the Marine Corps, and they taught me what commitment was all about and the Fallen Heroes Project is a lifetime commitment.”

Category: Support the troops

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  1. Denise Williams says:

    I know many families who have received one of his portraits. They are touched beyond words, most saying Michael captured some ineffable part of their loved one’s spirit. I didn’t click on the video, so I don’t know if it was said, but he does this at no charge to the families. He actually has a waiting list, last I heard (and probably will since this aired). To be fair, he will only do one of each of our Fallen until all those who have requested one have received theirs.

    There are a couple others out there doing this as well. The fact there are people with this level of compassion and caring are in the world make it just a little better, a little easier, for the families.

  2. Sparks says:

    Thank you for this story Jonn. Thank you Michael Reagan for your service to our nation in Vietnam and your continues service to our nation since.

  3. Common Sense says:

    Wow! What an incredible artist and amazing project. I couldn’t watch without tears in my eyes.

  4. brat says:

    Michael has been well-known in the Gold Star community for many years — and yes, he will be working on this project to honour them for many years yet…

    Good to see he is getting the recognition he deserves…

  5. MustangCryppie says:

    Well done, sir. That’s a lot of positive karma you’re getting.