Welcome. My name is Earman R. Branch and I’m a veteran of the Vietnam. My tour of duty lasted for 13 months from 1966 to 1967. At that time, I had no idea that my life would be so crazy or that I would be involved. That journey has changed my life much more then I could ever say.
Born in Virginia, I was drafted and sent off to die. Can’t say too much about that time because I was not the only one sent off to die for my country. Straight out of high school, I was drafted into the war. We were just children made to think that they had our backs, but they lied to us. We thought we would come back labled as heroes, but they screamed at us, ignored us, hated us.
So, I lived in the Arts because I believe it is safer than the real world, where I have long felt I didn’t really belong.
Being an artist has saved my life.
As a veteran among veterans, I belong.
As an artist among artists, I belong.
2013 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Minor in Visual Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore County
2011 – Photography and Imaging, Community College of Baltimore
1978 – Associate in Arts Degree, Community College Of Baltimore of Baltimore City