Revisiting Vietnam was on one veteran’s bucket list, to replace the memories of war with happier ones.
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Vietnam War veteran Kent Maxfield was determined to erase the negative battlefield memories that haunted his dreams, so he traveled back with his family and other vets, bringing toys for children in four orphanages.
A surprise hero’s welcome was arranged for him at the airport, something very few veterans of that era experienced in the 60s and 70s when coming home.
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Featured photo from Maxfield’s FB page