Eugene Hairston and Sandy Dupasquier
Eugene Hairston was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in a neighborhood dubbed Little Vietnam. After a challenging upbringing and a few run-ins with the law, Eugene saw enlisting in the Army as a way out. In 1968 at the age of 18 Eugene was right at the edge of the conflict as a radio dispatcher. On returning to the states, he relocated to Florida to escape a growing substance abuse problem and the horrors of war. Eugene opens the story by recalling his first memories when arriving in Vietnam and recounts his journey afterwards.