By Peder Schaefer
Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Buffalo locals remember those who died in Vietnam and give thanks for changing perceptions


June 1, 2023

Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin

Dave Harness holds a portrait of his brother Anthony Harness at Harness Funeral Home. Anthony Harness fought in Vietnam and was killed by shrapnel from a mortar blast in Binh Duong province. "We were the closest (of our brothers)," Harness said. "We spent a lot of time working for my dad...and he was a very talented artist. Everybody loved him."

BUFFALO - For more than 50 years, Dave Harness called his mother. He called her on December 7, when they last saw Tony, smiling for the camera and wearing his U.S. Army dress greens as he left Kalispell, Montana.

He called her on February 22, Tony's birthday, when he might have gone out into the woods to hunt or fish.

And, finally, he always called on March 29, the day Tony died in Vietnam.

"My mother was really never the same," said Harness, sitting in Buffalo over five decades later, a picture of his late brother displayed on a shelf. "There wasn't one call in those 53 years that she didn...

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