Vietnam War Photos Released For the First Time

8493794726_dc72f6454e_bI have to share this. Charlie Haughey was drafted and sent to Vietnam as a rifleman, but was given a camera instead of a gun. He was told to take photos to boost morale, and told specifically that he wasn’t a combat photographer. When his tour was up, he delivered over 2,000 negatives to the US Government, but they never saw the light of day until a chance meeting last year reunited him with his photos.8493801564_6a372aabd9_b

He’s in the process of making prints for the first time with these negatives and is releasing them slowly as he deals with the flashbacks and memories associated with this turbulent time in his life. A showing of 28 photos from the collection is scheduled for April 5th, 2013 at ADX, 417 SE 11th Ave Portland, Oregon.

You can follow the continuing release of photos from this collection at his Tumblr, Flickr, and Facebook pages.

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