Lewisville , TX, USA
My father was David Henry Haffley. He managed to survive Vietnam,
only later to end up a casualty. On April 9, 2000, my father took
his own life, in a hotel room in Dallas, TX. Not the typical tortured
soul produced from this era, he contracted Hep-B during the war
and it was not discovered for over thirty years. He sustained
massive liver damage, this disease required he take large quanities
of prescribed drugs. These drugs included many powerful anti-depressants
to counter act the treatment. The constant changing of these drugs
and an exsisting Thyriod condition resulted in depression and
dark places my dad could not escape from. He survived the war
only long enough to touch all of us. Bring about better people
because of his experience. He did not just touch my life, he made
it better, somehow more complete. He seemed to do that for everyone
who knew him. My father ran straight forward into life, sometimes
coming to walls, he managed to leap most. And in his soul he has
now managed to leap Vietnam. Semper Fi.
I found this site because in my father's personal effects' from
the Dallas Medical Examiner's office, was a napkin with the address.
Guess he was trying to touch us all.
If you served with him, or knew him, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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