Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A Soldier's Eye: Rediscovered Photos From Vietnam
"They were drafted. They were the best of America. They were intelligent. They were not formally educated, but they were smart, compassionate,and for the most part gentlemen who just wanted to survive and go home..."
Charlie Haughey returned home from Vietnam with almost 2000 photo negatives of his fellow soldiers. He put them in a box and left them there for 45 years, untouched, until a friend encouraged him to digitize them. Charlie says seeing them brings back the war, and "things I did not take pictures of. And there are some that are, to me, just the scariest pictures in the world."