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Vanity Fair has just posted this heartfelt piece by Sebastian Junger on the death of his dear friend Tim. I can't imagine a more moving tribute. Please share it with friends who knew & loved Tim, or were touched by his life & work. 


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Comment by Carmen Ferreiro on April 21, 2011 at 10:31pm

Very moving indeed.  Also attaching the link: Tim Hetherington: A Vanity Fair Video Portfolio -

Comment by Kanani Fong on April 21, 2011 at 11:04pm
It was an eloquent love note to a dear friend.  Slayed me. Loved it.
Comment by mouse on April 22, 2011 at 2:47am

Beautiful and raw.  I'm spinning just thinking about how such a tribute could have been written so well, so soon. 

Sebastian, for those of us who did not personally know Tim, our grief is for your loss, as well as what the world has lost.  We have one less protector, one less guardian, one less steward of the Truth.  It is a terrible blow. 


I am deeply, deeply sorry.

Comment by Becca Bryan on April 22, 2011 at 11:35am

Truly from the heart. The only place it can come from right now.

Please let us know if there's an organization Tim favored so we can donate in his honor and memory.

Peace to us all,

Becca Bryan

Comment by Gabby on April 22, 2011 at 12:49pm



I believe most of us are in awe of Sebastian's ability to function in the heat of this emotional battle.  "How does he perform so gloriously in the midst of this horror ?"  The same way heros in war perform.  They themselves are at a loss to explain extraordinary actions or recognize their own bravery. It's what Sebastian and Tim have taught us.  It is not about the HOW; it is about the WHY.  The awesome power of brotherly love.

Comment by Elaine McIlroy on April 22, 2011 at 2:15pm
Although many of us never met Tim, those of us who have read War and seen Restrepo feel like we knew him and are deeply saddened by his tragic death and your loss of such a friend. Thank you for your words Sebastian. There is so much more to learn about what Tim was doing and to continue to support such work to honor his life and work and for the good of us all.
Comment by nina9 on April 23, 2011 at 10:02pm

Dear Mr.Junger,

I have not read a book from cover to cover in 3 days for years until I bought your book last Saturday. I was shocked to see the news about Tim Hetherington just as I made it to the end of the book.

It made me appreciate the value of doing good work in this world and for me the type of work that you and Mr. Hetherington do is truly good work...

Much of my work involves dealing with cases of child sex abuse and human trafficking and I have been suffering from anxiety and depression so most of all 'Thank You' for showing me that I have the ability to concentrate again...

Your remembrance piece on Mr.Hetherington is so personal,sad yet lovely, thank you for sharing . Be comforted that you have converted one more person to becoming a Tim Hetherington disciple (his pictures are just so wonderful and clear and illuminating)..and of course I will now try to read EVERYthing you have ever written.  

Be well, heal steadily.

Comment by Steverino on June 4, 2014 at 3:12am

I would call you Seb..or Sebbie...I'm sure there were many like me that did and do.  i have tried to keep up since you wrote the Perfect Storm out on Plum Island some years ago.  I can only say now.. Thank You. For those in all the other places that were not FOB  Restrepo... for doing what a true journalist should informing all of us back here about what is actually happening ..not what they are telling us is happening. You and Tim did/have done tremendously dangerous work to bring reality to these wars we are involved in.  We know that those guys you sweated with appreciate it more and are somewhat  relieved that their stories will be told. I'm sure you read "The Outpost" and know what I mean.  You are a true journalist...a war correspondent..someone that has brought not just the horror of war to us but the humanity that is the war.

There are many like me that cannot but thank you for that, and your sacrifice, as our soldiers have sacrificed, and have needed someone to tell their story with no hand to veil it and no one to deny it.

Thanks Sebastian..and Tim too ..bless you both and continue doing the good things you do.


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