1972 World Press Photo of the Year Photographer: Nick Ut Phan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees with other children after South Vietnamese planes mistakenly dropped napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. Date: Country: Vietnam Place: Trang Bang
Photographer Catherine Leroy - During the Vietnam War, she shot some of the most brutal photographs to come out of the country. Wounded by shrapnel, taken prisoner She left with post-traumatic stress died in 2006
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Young protesters began wearing blue jeans to show a connection with the working class. It was seen as a sign of “youth and rebellion” and became a regular part of dress for anti-war protesters. People were quick to customize them.
Marine listens for the heartbeat of a dying buddy who suffered head wounds when the company’s lead platoon was hit with enemy machine gun fire as they pushed through a rice paddy just short of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam.
A Marine at Con Thien wears his faith, alongside earthly goods, on his helmet. September/October “To every Marine on that hilltop the Lord always seemed nearby.” War Without Heroes, Photo by David Douglas Duncan