New Orleans Photojournalist and Editorial Photographer Edmund D. Fountain - The Wounded Among Us
Army 82nd Airborne Spc. Andrew Harriman, 29, was wounded in the left leg in March 2007 by friendly fire in Iraq when his crew chief's weapon discharged as he was boarding a helicopter. He lost nine members of his former platoon in April 2007. His unit lost 22, and 98 were wounded.
‘It's been 5 1/2 years since I got hurt, but I've only been out for three. The first year or two, the first 2 1/2 years I was back, a lot of nightmares. You wake up in the middle of the night kind of in that 'Holy s---, where am I? Okay, yeah, yeah. Never mind,' and then you go back to sleep.
"I really wish that I had been there with my old platoon when those guys were killed. … There's a good chance I probably would have been killed with them, but I still wish I would have been there so I could at least have done something, maybe saved at least one of them. Don't know, it may have been 10 guys instead of nine, I don't know."