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Joey stands before the wall of his bedroom, which displays the marks of his punches and a picture of his eight year old daughter, Violet. / Photo by Jessica Dimmock
November, 2004. Charlie, a drug dealer who slept in a hidden space behind a moveable bookcase, counts money from a sale. / Photo by Jessica Dimmock
January, 2005. Rachel stays in the bedroom of Jesse and Mike after her the arrest of her boyfriend, Lucky. / Photo by Jessica Dimmock
Natasha struggles for more than 45 minutes to find a clear vein to shoot up in. / Photo by Jessica Dimmock
Photo by Jessica Dimmock
Photo by Jessica Dimmock
April, 2005. Jesse waits in Joey’s room. It is difficult for residents to maintain meaningful friendships in the environment of the apartment because of the struggle each person must go through to obtain money and/or drugs. / Photo by Jessica Dimmock
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Isaac Eisch climbs out of the pond while duck hunting with their uncle in Wautoma, WI. Thanks to their uncle, the brothers are introduced to a routined schedule and are kept busy with outdoor activities, while their father is deployed in Afghanistan.
Sergeant First Class Brian Eisch weeps, as he struggles to say goodbye to his children.
Joey and Issac with their father, Sergeant First Class Eisch before his flight departs from Appleton, WI. Sergeant Eisch has to resume his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
So began a season of adjustments as the boys came to live in their uncle’s home here. Joey, the 8-year-old, got into fistfights at his new school. His 12-year-old brother, Isaac, rebelled against their uncle’s rules. And Shawn Eisch’s three children quietly resented sharing a bedroom, the family computer and, most of all, their parents’ attention with their younger cousins.
Joey Eisch falls asleep in the cafeteria while the class recess for lunch. The deployment has been hard on Joey and has affected his performance in school and his social behavior towards other students. Most recently, Joey got into a fight and he police was called. Joey was suspended from school due to the incident.
Isaac sits alone, outside his uncle’s house as the sun sets over the wide open road.
Isaac embraces his brother, Joey.
Isaac Eisch’s little hands cling together as he embraces his father. In September, Sergeant First Class Eisch got to return home for midtown leave to be with his sons.
“I question myself everyday if I’m doing the right thing for my kids. Am I raising them right. I’m trying to do my duty to my country and deploy and do what Uncle Sam asked me to do. But what’s everybody asking my boys to do? What are they supposed to do?” – Sergeant First Class Brian Eisch.
The boys sleep together with their father on their last night together before Sergeant First Class Eisch leaves to resume his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The two weeks were over in what seemed like hours. In his final days, Sergeant Eisch had prepped the boys for his departure, but that did not make it any easier.