Scope and Contents
The Brenda Cavanaugh collection is composed of a book titled 'Almost Back: The Brenda Cavanaugh Story'. The book documents Brenda Cavanaugh's struggle to deal with the death of her husband, Richard Genest, during the Vietnam War. Almost Back is a signed edition by Jami Janes with introduction by Robert MacNeil.
Biographical / Historical
Brenda Cavanaugh's husband Richard Genest, was a National Guardsman from New Hampshire and was killed in Vietnam on August 27, 1969, just days before he was to return home.