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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Military
November 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Breaking ground by breaking ice again

Sketched Nov. 26, 2013 For the first time in years, the Polar Star is about to go break some ice. Budget cuts and repairs kept the aging heavy-duty icebreaker sidelined since 2006, but come Tuesday, it will leave Pier 36 on a four-month deployment to Antarctica. Deck Officer Paul Garcia said the mission is to break a…


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August 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Courtroom scenes from last day of Bales sentencing hearing

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole, a military jury decided Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Here are the moments I was able to draw in the courtroom: Staff Sgt. Walden, the court bailiff, handed the jury’s decision to judge Col. Jeffery Nance, who read it and gave it…


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August 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Staff Sgt. Bales: “I’m sorry. I’m truly, truly sorry.”

Thursday was my second day sketching at the sentencing hearing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. One of the most anticipated moments of the week happened during Bales’ unsworn testimony. As expected, he apologized for killing 16 Afghan men, women and children in Afghanistan last year. Defense attorney Emma Scanlan asked Bales: “Who’s responsible for what…


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August 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Sketches from Bales’ sentencing hearing

When cameras aren’t allowed in a court of law, old-fashioned sketching can do the job of capturing the visual information we are accustomed to seeing in photos. That’s been the case with this week’s Robert Bales’ sentencing hearing, which started Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Bales is the U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty…


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November 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Invisible injuries grip young veterans

Veteran Timm Lovitt takes a moment of silence by a monument that welcomes veterans to Edmonds Community College. As an Invisible Wounds Trainer for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Lovitt helps local soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries adapt to life after combat. [Click on sketches to see larger versions] *** These…


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August 27, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Farewell ahead for Everett-based Lincoln

Sketched Aug. 24, 11:52 a.m. [Click sketch to view larger] The flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln provided a picture-perfect view of the Puget Sound as I sketched and chatted with new sailor Kayde Williamson, 20, of Moses Lake. The Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fueling) Airman is one of more than 5,000 personnel serving on…


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