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Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour for GX Magazine | Seattle editorial photographer

Washington state National Guard Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour. Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine.

Washington state National Guard Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour. Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine.

It was a solemn but deeply moving experience to photograph this assignment for GX Magazine, the official publication of the National Guard, last month. Washington state National Guard Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour served for 10 days in the Oso area after a devastating and deadly mudslide destroyed a neighborhood in the foothills of the North Cascades region on March 22, 2014. A staggering 43 people were killed in the slide and recovery efforts lasted for weeks. The hardest part of serving there, Freshour said, was when his unit had to leave.

Washington state Army National Guard Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour served for 10 days in the Oso area after a devastating and deadly mudslide destroyed a neighborhood in the foothills of the North Cascades region. A staggering 43 people were killed in the slide and recovery efforts lasted for weeks. The hardest part of serving there, Freshour said, was when his unit had to leave. Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine.

Washington state National Guard Private First Class Jeffrey Freshour. Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine.

Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine

Photo by Daniel Berman for GX Magazine

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