Portraits of American Veterans Project
By Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Edgar Gonzalez Baeza
by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Edgar Gonzalez Baeza
United States Army, Supply Sergeant
Iraq, Baghdad, Operation Enduring Freedom 2005-06
1999 2007

Born in Mexico, Edgar came to America with his family as a young child. He always wanted to serve in the US Army. After graduation from high school he attended University of Illinois at Chicago and received a degree in art education. After graduation in 1999 Edgar enlisted and went to Ft. Knox for basic training and then to Ft. Lee, VA for 92Y, Unit Supply Specialist training and later connected to 17th Psychological Operations Battalion HQ Co. in Chicago. In 2005 his unit was deployed for a year to Baghdad, Iraq with the 301st Tactical PSYOP BN HSC (Airborne). Upon return home Edgar was discharged and received his American Citizenship at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. He is now teaching elementary and high school art, exhibits his artwork, and volunteers as lead artist for the Vet Art Project in Chicago.

Home: Midlothian, IL.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 40"
Price: Not For Sale