Paying tribute through art: Hempfield veteran honors every unit from Vietnam War
WTAE Pittsburgh Action News
August 24, 2018
Jack Otto is making people cry, making them smile -- making them feel.
His incredibly detailed artwork salutes all who served our country in the Vietnam War.
Through art, the 74-year-old veteran from Hempfield Township pays tribute to every unit and every division that served in Vietnam.
"It became a labor of love, and second of all, it became somewhat of a therapy for me," Otto said. "I was involved in many of the units in one way or other."
Otto was a military policeman in the U.S. Army who survived the Tet Offensive in 1968. He hopes that his art will help veterans and their families to heal.
Tracy Alaia, owner of Feathers Artist Market and Gifts in Irwin, invited Otto to display his patriotic artwork. It means so much to everyone who sees it.
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