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Nahant vet draws upon his past memories

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Illustrations and stories from David Hussey's time spent serving in the Vietnam War which are featured in the book "A Drafter's Journey: From Fisherman to Combat Soldier," that his wife, Judi Van Loon, recently had published.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

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Illustrations and stories from David Hussey's time spent serving in the Vietnam War which are featured in the book "A Drafter's Journey: From Fisherman to Combat Soldier," that his wife, Judi Van Loon, recently had published.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

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Judi Van Loon and her husband David Hussey flip through "A Drafter's Journey: From Fisherman to Combat Solider," a book that Judi published and is filled with illustrations and stories done by David from his time serving in the Vietnam War.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

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Buoys that were hand painted by David Hussey hang in front of illustrations and stories from Hussey's time spent serving in the Vietnam War.

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NAHANT — Fifty years after U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Hussey returned from Vietnam, he painted images of his memories of the war. Soon his paintbrush took control and he created images of memories he had long forgotten.  The Nahant native, who didn’t draw until he was 73, was drafted after graduating college in 1968.…

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