â€œCharlie Haughey shot nearly 2,000 images between March 1968 and May 1969 before taking the negatives home. And there they sat, out of sight, but not out of mind, for 45 years, until a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy and into a digital scanner. At first, it was very difficult for Haughey to view the images and talk about them, especially not knowing the fates of many of the subjects of his photos. When the digitization hit 1,700 negative scans, Haughey put them on a slideshow and viewed them all at once, and didnâ€™t sleep for three days after. Heâ€™s slowly getting better at dealing with the emotional impact of seeing the images for the first time in decades.â€
A soldiers eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam – The Big Picture – Boston.com.