The images, which vary from close-up frames of the interior of an operating room where medics try to save a soldier who was injured in a grenade explosion to a distant shot of one of the amputees learning to use a surfboard with a new prosthetic limb, emphasize heroism rather than victimization. In images that show, for instance, the pressure of performing feats of valor, the subjects are set worlds away from those on the outside. For the heroes on the military side, it was a different experience. "When you see it on the wall, it brings you back," says Army SPC Jeffrey Dean, who returned four months ago from a one-year tour in Iraq and is currently stationed in Texas. "You can smell the sand, smell the blood, smell the sweat, taste your sweat. All of it."