War Vet Returns to Vietnam to Turn Troubling Memories to Happy Ones

War Vet Returns to Vietnam to Turn Troubling Memories to Happy Ones

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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.

“It was both healing for me and helped a bunch of kids over there. I have a different view for the people of Vietnam and how much they love and care about us,” the Indianapolis vet told WISH-TV.crpd-Vietnam_pilot_meets_American_foe

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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.

(WATCH the video above or READ the story from WISH-TV News)

Featured photo from Maxfield’s FB page

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