By Jordan Haeger
Richard Manriquez served one tour in Vietnam, and he came back a changed man. He saw dead Americans, 15-year-old Vietnamese prostitutes and young suicide bombers.
It took him a long time to begin to heal.
"War has torn my soul," he said.
Manriquez, an auto mechanic turned body collector, witnessed things in Vietnam that haunted him the rest of his life.
The bitterness and sadness Manriquez felt were clear in writings he recorded at his therapist's request. He provided copy of his written story to Voces.