Every Picture Tells A Story: War is Hell (1965)

Every Picture Tells A Story: War is Hell (1965)

Taken during the Vietnam War on June 18, 1965 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion member Larry Wayne Chaffin smiles for the camera. The message on the helmet speaks volumes about his attitude to being drafted into the war. Larry Wayne Chaffin from St. Louis was 19 when the photowas taken and he served for one year. He had problems with adjusting the civilian life once he returned. He died in 1985 at the age of 39 from complications that arose from diabetes, an ailment he may have contracted from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.

Every Picture Tells A Story: War is Hell (1965)

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