Vietnam vets return to Florida beach to recreate 50-year-old photo

CINNAMON BEACH, FL (Naples Daily News) — They wanted the picture to be just right, to look as close as possible to the one they’d taken together 50 years ago, back when their memories hadn’t yet been clouded by the images of war.

So Saturday morning, on the sun-drenched Atlantic shore of Cinnamon Beach on Florida’s northeast coast, four US Marine veterans gathered around a yellow longboard turned upright, trying to recreate a moment from five decades earlier.

Bob Falk, 71, wearing a mirror-image blue-and-white striped shirt, leaned against the longboard’s left side, resting his spare hand on his hip.

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