War veteran Ron "Doc" Riviera says, "Every tattoo on my body tells a story. If people would just ask, they wouldn't get a movie or a book, they'd get the real thing." Riviera is part of an online exhibit called "War Ink," which uses the stories behind veterans' body art to bridge the often difficult gap between the civilian and military worlds. On this Memorial Day, we'll hear from three soldiers who participated in the project.
This program was originally broadcast on Veterans Day, 2014.
Images from 'War Ink'
Photos by Johann Wolf
"I was very fortunate to be in the company of some incredible men, who were chosen by a force that I don't understand, to have fallen in combat. And the sad part is, there's not enough room on my back to put all the dog tags..."