Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Through the Camera Lens: The Vietnam War

Memories fade, perspectives change, and nostalgia can cloud objectivity.  The Super 8 camera captured honest moments of war: good, bad and indifferent.  Moving images are windows through which we can learn about veterans and their experiences.

Swift Boat Sailors took the following home movies during their time of service.  The movies in this exhibit capture moments of playfulness, evidence of tragedy and day-to-day life amid the backdrop of war.  They are honest and unfiltered snippets of life as a Swift Boat Sailor in the Vietnam War.

 

Through the Camera Lens: The Vietnam War