Why, they are my daughters, Jessica and Shamema Sloan.
This photo was taken on December 21, 2003, on the occasion of the marriage of my daughter, Shamema. Shamema was in the Marines and she married a Marine. She got out of the Marines on April 21, 2004, having served four years, including six month in the War in Iraq. She now lives in Puyallup, Washington. She writes on her blog about the war, "Been there, Done that!"
My other daughter Jessica writes on her own blog that her ambition is to be "with my sister" and "become a grunt and fight in the war"!