Episode 2692 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Vet Dave Buhr and the photo exhibit he donated the U.S. Army Medical Museum in San Antonio. The story appeared in the VFW Magazine and was titled: VFW Member Donates Photography Collection -An Army museum in San Antonio now displays a photo exhibit that details a Vietnam War veteran’s tour in 1967. It was submitted by Madeline Mapes, a freelance writer based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dave Buhr is another tremendous representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from our country. His mode of greatness was photography.
According to Madeline’s story, When Dave Buhr was serving in Vietnam in 1967 with the 36th Evacuation Hospital in Vung Tau, he found a new hobby in photography.
One of Buhr’s battle buddies brought his 35-millimeter camera with him to Vietnam. Buhr played around with the camera and soon purchased his own Yashica 35-millimeter twin lens reflex camera. He used it to capture his perceptions of Vietnam while serving as a medic.
The images Buhr captured were eventually used to show people all over the Midwest what the Vietnam War really meant to Buhr and others who sacrificed their time, strength and lives in support of the Vietnam War.
Buhr said “I had two or three themes I really wanted to portray to the people that came to the museum shows.”
Buhr said he believes his photos categorize the people of Vietnam, the physical effects of war on troops as well as the beauty of the country.
“I hope more and more veterans realize that we did make a difference.” Buhr said. “There also was a lot of good that occurred over there.”
Listen to episode 2692 and discover more about Vietnam Vet Dave Buhr and the photo exhibit he donated the U.S. Army Medical Museum in San Antonio.