Sergeant Leslie Zimmerman
U.S. ARMY, 2001-2004
Oil on stretched canvas
Photo © Grant Miller Photography Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Leslie Zimmerman joined the U.S. Army right after high school, and thrived, until she witnessed the
brutality of war in Iraq as a medic. After her deployment, depression and post-traumatic stress set
in. She withdrew from friends and family before finally seeking help.