Born: Flint, Michigan, 1981 Served in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Division 2003
From the Artist:
When you come out of high school uncertain about what it is you want to do, recruiters will see that as a weakness and will pounce on that. You join the military with these great hopes and expectations of life outside the military--there's a great possibility that you could wind up losing your life because of it. So Evolution of War basically became snapshots of the life of someone going into the military.
About the Artist:
Hip hop artist and veteran Melvin Lyons created this piece on the walls of the National Veterans Art Museum in 2011.