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



Newsletter signup for email alerts


Readers' View and Local Views

Letters are limited to 300 words, must be the original work of the author and must be exclusive to the News Tribune. Letters are edited for style, space, accuracy and civility.

Letter writers are limited to one published submission every 30 days.

With rare exceptions, the News Tribune does not publish poetry; letters that are anonymous, libelous or attack other writers; consumer-complaint letters; thank-you letters; or letters generated by political or special-interest campaigns.

We will consider exclusive Local View columns of 600 words or fewer. Authors should possess unique insights, and their commentaries should demonstrate greater knowledge of their subject than letters.

Email submissions to: letters@duluthnews.com

Mail to: Readers' Views, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802.

Fax to: 218-720-5120.

Include a full name, address and daytime phone number. Only names and hometowns will be published.