I was saddened to learn of the passing of journalist Joe Galloway, a chronicler of the Vietnam War. He was a mentor to so many, a great man, and a war correspondent. His book, “We Were Soldiers Once … And Young,” was made into “We Were Soldiers,” a 2002 film starring Mel Gibson and Samuel Elliott. A great legend, he will be missed.

Also, RIP artist Chuck Close, who predicted the shape of portraiture before digitalization, selfies, and virtual reality. He showed us our all-human frailties and complexities.

Paul Bacon

Hallandale Beach, Florida

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