William (Bill) Morris was drafted for the Vietnam War in 1967. He sent this photograph to his wife Sharon in 1968. “He went to Vietnam thinking of it as an adventure,” Sharon said. “Then reality set in. All he wanted to do was stay alive and get home.”
Heather Bowser continues to wrestle with what she discovered about herself in Vietnam. She holds tight to the many wonderful memories of her trip, but she also admits to moments of despair that she can’t quite explain. Not yet, anyway.
Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz spent more than a year researching and reporting the long-term effects that Agent Orange has on the lives of the Vietnamese, U.S. war veterans and their families. Here is a look at how the project began, how it was put together, and its contributors. The Vietnam Reporting Project Jon Funabiki […]
Most Americans don’t know Nick by name, but if you lived through the Vietnam War, you know why he matters. On June 8, 1972, he stood in the middle of Route 1 in South Vietnam and aimed his camera at 9-year-old Kim Phuc as she ran toward him, naked and screaming. A napalm bomb had dropped near her home in Trang Bang village.