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Most of Us Made it Through Okay

Army veteran Bruce Richardson believes that when veterans open up about their experiences, issues like suicide, abuse, homelessness, and joblessness can be diminished. He is dedicated to working in the community to help veterans transition from warriors to civilians.

These clips are from the TPT documentary Perspectives. Learn more below.

I want people to know Vietnam veterans for what they are. Most of the guys I've dealt with have done extremely well.

Biographical Details

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1969 - 1970

Specialty: Airborne, Ranger, artillery officer

About Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: Perspectives

Through a series of 12 short profiles and a feature-length documentary, Twin Cities PBS producer Luke Heikkila unpacks the personal narratives of family members and Minnesota veterans who endured one of the most unsettling chapters in American history: the Vietnam War. These stories reveal the unexpected ways that war forever changes someone.

Story Themes: 1969, 1970, Army, Artillery, Bruce Richardson, Coming Home, Homelessness, Minnesota Humanities Center, PTSD, St Louis Park, Suicide, TPT, Twin Cities PBS, Watch, West Point

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