woods veterans

A fork in the woods

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There is a fork in a dirt road near Lost Lake on the way to Chesaw. Both paths lead to secluded Vietnam vets with decided opinions about their service and the current state of the nation.

The other side of the woods

Ed Bush, a Vietnam vet, talks to Justin. Photo by: Juliette Lynch
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One of the big draws that brought the Syracuse News21 team to northeastern Washington was the promise of rugged mountain veterans living miles from the nearest patch of pavement, their hand-hewn property surrounded by forbidding signage. After three weeks in the area, though, we were hardly closer to verifying the existence of any quasi-mythological recluses, much less meeting them.

Now we know. They exist.

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