We can take solace in the fact that Tim was doing what he loved and though it seems a horrible way to die, I imagine Tim would have it no other way. To die doing what he was created to do, to bring us out of the comfort of our seemingly petty lives and force us to empathize with those who struggle daily for the freedoms we take for granted.
Going forward, those of us working on this project, should honor his memory by working that much harder to showcase the realities of conflict and the human stories that transpire within these global struggles for freedom and democracy. It is because of Tim’s work, that we know the names of those who fought courageously in the Korengal Valley; it is because of his vision that we see the human side and personal experiences of those who live the realities of war. We can honor his memory and ultimate sacrifice by continuing his art, his passion and bring the reality of conflict home to those who can make a difference in the lives of those living it and dying for it.