Darrell Hill was an illustrator and worked with the Department of Information in Vietnam in 1967-68. While he served he took thousands of 35mm pictures and slides of what he saw. After leaving Vietnam he had the slides in storage for several years but when he moved on decided to get rid of them.
Years later, Craig Nelson came across the slides in an antique shop. Intrigued by what he had found he took them home, scanned and tidied them up and uploaded them to Flickr. Then he started to look for the original photographer or his family. Craig found Darrell, alive and well, working as an artist in Hawaii . Darrell took the time to comment on some of the uploaded photos and share some of his stories.
Isn’t that a powerful story? It’s the power of the internet to help people make connections with each other and to tell their stories. Or in this case be able to share their stories.