I have talked of traveling to Vietnam for at least 25 years. But I never made it.

In October, I had the honor of photographing a group of veterans telling their stories to more than 60 sixth-grade students from Dutch Ridge Elementary during a Veterans Breakfast Club meeting at the in Beaver County.

Many of the veterans talked about their military experiences and several expressed interest in returning to Vietnam, including George Haught, who served with the U.S Marines during the Battle of Hue and was awarded three Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam. Mr. Haught is returning after 50 years and I will be with him.

–Nate Guidry