The Photos of Dick Wolfe

Princeton Indiana’s Dick Wolfe wrote one of his last letters home to his family from Vietnam at Christmas 1967, shortly before he died in combat. Reading it makes us thankful for things we so often take for granted. We discovered over 100 unprocessed negatives in a box that was sent home to Indiana with Dick’s things in it. They were lost for 50 years in that box but will now see the light of day.

Above is one of a hollowed-eyed Dick Wolfe on patrol in the jungle. His platoon Sgt., Hylton Leftwich, is to the right. You can see this photo and more of the lost images in a book we are working on tentatively titled Everybody Has a Camera Here: The Lost Vietnam War Photos of Dick Wolfe. We are looking forward to sharing these forgotten and important photos with you.