Veteran uses spray paint to heal battlefield scars (Video)

Brandon Goldner, Capital News Service

LANHAM, Md. – Every artist has his favorite medium.

For Jon Hancock, 30, that medium is spray paint. The Maryland artist — whose art will go on display on Veterans Day in an exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago — purchases dozens of cans in different colors.

“Let’s use this one,” Hancock said in his backyard art studio, picking up a yellow can.

When he pushed down on the knob of his can, he not only releases paint, but 10 deployments’ worth of military memories.

One of those military memories was when he first killed a man.

“We were in Ramada in 2004,” Hancock said. “The

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