You'll Be in Awe of These Sexy and Strong Photos of Stripped-Down Veterans

Photographer Michael Stokes is causing America to view wounded veterans in an entirely new way. Stokes's project Always Loyal captures United States Army, Navy, and Marine veterans of The Gulf Wars as strong, confident heroes. The vets — who have all lost one or multiple limbs — are featured nearly naked to showcase every aspect of their bodies. Not only are the photos powerful, they're really sexy too. Keep reading to check out the images from Stokes's collection — you'll be glad you did.