August, 2017

David R. Hardcastle (1946-2015)

"I feel my story, which is one of thousands of veteran stories, isn't all that important except for maybe it will reach one veteran who will understand and be comforted by what I say," David Hardcastle said in an April, 2014 interview with Pacifica Tribune writer Jean Bartlett.

David was in his words, "blown up" on July 31, 1967, when his troop's Second Lieutenant got his foot caught in what he thought was a vine. David, who...