UNCW to host exhibit on Iraq War

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WILMINGTON,NC- The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Randall Library will showcase the photography of Iraq War veteran Sgt. Eric Edmundson during the month of January.

The exhibit will officially open in a ceremony scheduled for January 9th. Edmundson's collection are photographs of civilian and military life in Iraq captured during the wounded veteran's tour of duty.

Edmundson's photography has been on display at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. A traveling exhibit of his photos has been shown at the Pentagon, the Russell Senate Building and at VA hospitals and colleges across the nation.

Edmundson was severely wounded while on tour in Iraq when an improvised explosive device destroyed the vehicle he was driving on Oct. 2, 2005. He will be present at the exhibit opening and will give remarks with the assistance of a computerized device. He lives in New Bern with his wife and young daughter