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Dan D.’s Story

Shared on June 17, 2017


Last year, I published a memoir, “Brother, Brother” as a tribute to my older brother Rich who returned from the Vietnam War with undiagnosed PTSD symptoms. He became a Flower Child/Jesus Freak and in the spring of 1970 moved to Corrales, New Mexico to live in a commune. In December of ’70, my mom got a postcard from a woman named Dee who wrote, “Rich and I went to the Rio Grande, dropped LSD, and when I woke up he was gone.” We never heard from Dee or Rich ever again.
I’ve been searching for him for almost fifty years and am still trying to find out what happened to him.

My memoir; mostly truth, part fiction is based on a true story.

A brother drives cross-country with the spirit of his older brother to relive the intersection of their lives and unravel the impact of the older brother’s forty-five year disappearance.

AMAZON UNIVERSAL LINK: smarturl.it/BrotherBrother

My website: www.danduffyauthor.com



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Retired Officers’ Corporation at Freedom Plaza

Production Credits: THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C.  Ward.  Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

Funding Credits: Funding provided by: Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund