In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Franklin "Frank" Longfellow shares his experience serving in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force as well as serving time during the Vietnam War at his home in rural Champaign, Ill. Longfellow's son, William, painted the large canvas behind him, which depicts the senior Longfellow at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam. The painting was taken from a 35 mm slide showing the same scene. The News-Gazette via AP Heather Coit
In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Franklin "Frank" Longfellow shares his experience serving in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force as well as serving time during the Vietnam War at his home in rural Champaign, Ill. Longfellow's son, William, painted the large canvas behind him, which depicts the senior Longfellow at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam. The painting was taken from a 35 mm slide showing the same scene. The News-Gazette via AP Heather Coit

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