The City of Broken Men

Photograph of American soldier in German hospital

By James Nachtwey

About the Piece

There’s a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where every America soldier injured in Iraq, Afghanastan, is brought, treated–if only for a few days–and sent home. Devin Friedman follows the story of a planeload of men and their week in this miraculous netherworld between war and peace, life and death. To read the whole piece, visit:¬†¬†This piece was originally published in GQ. (Photography by James Nachtwey)

About the Writer

Devin Friedman is an American journalist. He is a senior correspondent for GQ magazine. He has also written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, among other periodicals. In 2006, Friedman authored his first book, This is Our War. Friedman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994.




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