He had that Clint Eastwood look in his eyes that told me he was kind, but didn’t take anything from anyone. His skin was weathered as if he had spent a great deal of his life working outside He had the appearance of knowing real work and he could still tackle that real work today.
68 Year old Russell Ashton served our country in the Vietnam War, he was in the US Army. When he returned, like many Vietnam Veterans, he went straight to work.
Ashton still has many memories and thoughts about what he saw during a wartime, things that can’t be unseen.
You can hear the 9 minute interview I did with him below…
"I think about it all the time, no one has ever looked through my eyes and no one has ever worn my boots." - Russell Ashton, U.S. Army