2005 Pulitzer finalist - Feature Photography

In the middle of an alcohol-induced blackout, Blake Miller supports himself on a parking meter in Washington, D.C. When strangers learn he is a combat veteran, they often offer free drinks and meals. Over time, he has received a multitude of gifts from people thanking him for his service. But Miller said he would gladly swap the trappings of fame for some peace of mind.
Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
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