Lance Corporal Timothy John Lang
U.S. MARINE CORPS, 2005-2010
Oil on stretched canvas
Photo © Grant Miller Photography Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Lang lost his leg and three friends in a 2006 bomb blast in Iraq. He underwent 50 surgeries over
four years and suffered from survivor’s guilt. Playing golf helped him feel normal again, and
parenthood provided Lang with newfound sense of responsibility.