We recently heard from Freda Carmack and Laura Hammons, the co-founders of Daughters of Vietnam Veterans. That worthy organization of the children of Vietnam veterans, which began in 2006, has become, as Carmack told us, “a community in which we can share our common experiences, understand our histories, and celebrate our families.”
DOVV today focuses on two areas: art and PTSD awareness. “We feel that both are integral to understanding ourselves and making sense of our common history, ” Carmack said. “After we began expanding our membership base, we were stunned to find how many of our members are talented artists that filter their ‘Vietnam experience’ through various creative outlets.”
Some of that artistic talent is on view on the DOVV website . That includes the photographs of Jeremy Hogan, which are featured on the site. There’s also info on some famous sons and daughters of Nam vets, including Jim Morrison, Queen Latifah, Megan McCain, and Pink.
DOVV’s Facebook page also contains a Photography Collection.