Vietnam journey proves cathartic for man remembering brother
An East Hampton man tonight is sharing his emotional journey to keep his brother's memory alive.
Kevin Reynolds' brother Richie was killed fighting in Vietnam nearly half a century ago. Reynolds traveled to Vietnam earlier this month to visit the village where his then-23-year-old brother died.
Reynolds is shooting a documentary about his brother's life and death. He says walking through the village where his brother had been and finding the place where Richie died was heartbreaking but necessary.
"It definitely helped me," he says. "I don't think closure is the right word but I can't think of a better one."
Along with the heartbreak, there was also joy. Reynolds visited an orphanage while he was there and delivered much-needed clothes and supplies he had collected.
"It just gave me that true connection with the people of Vietnam," he says.