Clarence Stately-Holmes is the alias I used to use for my (slightly embarrassing but very fun to write) Grimewatch column in Vice where I would write about stuff like Jammer's imaginary line of night-wear for kids, Py-Jammers. Yesterday I decided to Google the name and found that as well as an a emo teen from New Zealand using it as his screen name on Bebo, by strange coincidence, there is a real-life guy called Clarence Stately. He is a US soldier who has been stationed in Iraq, he seems to love Halo 3 and Silent Hill and we are now best mates on Facebook. He is currently back at home but has promised he will send me a regular war diary the next time he heads out for a stint in Iraq.
Here are some snaps he took in Baghdad earlier in the year.