National Vietnam War Veterans Day was observed this past Sunday, March 29th. Jim Cryan and Dave Tela left college to serve in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the late 1960’s. Cryan and Tela were studying art and photography at their respective colleges when they entered the military. Both were able to acquire a camera and when time would allow, snap images, documenting what they were experiencing during the war.
Recently, those images were on display at the Valley Photo Center in Springfield—some for the very first time. Producer Dave Fraser sat down with both photographers to learn how that time in their life still affects them today.
This story originally aired on March 30, 2020.