Danny Garrett is a Vietnam combat veteran. He was drafted in June, 1968 and released from service
in March of 1970. He seved in the Americal Division in Quang Ngai
province, southern I Corps.
Called “Tears in the Rain”, this drawing is a composite portrait
of a Vietnam veteran after a photograph by David Douglas Duncan,
and attempts to depict a “generic” image of the soldier that served
there, regardless of race or ethnicity. The entire David Douglas Duncan photograph collection is at the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center, and you can view the photo this drawing was based on here.
Given that America is once again at war, Danny thought it proper to bring this portrait out of his portfolio, and show