The timing of their visit was relevant as the nation prepares to honor those who served on Veterans Day, particularly the Vietnam veterans who didn’t come home to a victory parade.
Some of the most iconic photos and film footage of the Vietnam War came from a relatively unknown group of soldiers who risked their lives to tell soldiers’ stories in pictures. Many of them were wounded in action and two were killed.
These soldiers often didn’t receive credit for their work, which has been disseminated by the media for the last half-century.
Most of them had aspirations for careers and education that did not involve the military. But when they were called to serve, they did so willingly and to the best of their ability.
Their compelling stories are not just about their pictures, it’s also about their humanity – love for their fellow soldiers and love for the Vietnamese people.
While not everyone will serve in the military or in combat, stories like these can inspire everyone to spread kindness and help others.