Blast from the Past — A Conversation with a Fighter

Image Credit: Fight till the end. Silk painting. Artist: Cố Tấn Long Châu. Báo Ảnh Việt Nam, 1967, no.115. British Library, SU216(2)

Original Publishing date: Friday, February 16th, 2018

I met an elderly gentleman today, about 70 years old, fought for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Very friendly and great sense of humor. He told me that he was shot through intestines in one battle, and a sniper got him in the arm in another. He also had shrapnel in the right side of his face from another battle…