In a quiet room at the Everett Public Library Monday, Vietnam War veteran Bradley Andrews, 69, begins telling his story to Civil Air Patrol members Zachary Colburn, 14,(foreground), and Kenneth Butcher, 15, who record his image and voice on an iPod. He begins with the lighter stuff, but it doesn’t take long to change. In Andrews’ laughter are hints of darker things. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In a quiet room at the Everett Public Library Monday, Vietnam War veteran Bradley Andrews, 69, begins telling his story to Civil Air Patrol members Zachary Colburn, 14,(foreground), and Kenneth Butcher, 15, who record his image and voice on an iPod. He begins with the lighter stuff, but it doesn’t take long to change. In Andrews’ laughter are hints of darker things. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

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