Photographer Huynh Thanh My,
pinned down with a Vietnamese battalion
in a Mekong Delta rice paddy on 13 October 1965,
about a month before he was killed
while covering combat.
His younger brother, Nick Ut,
later came to work for the AP as a photographer
Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures
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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam Boston Globe March 25, 2013
An unidentified soldier pauses for a cigarette.
Name, date, and location unknown
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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam March 25, 2013
was drafted into the US Army
in October of 1967.
He was 24,
and had been in college in Michigan
before running out of money
and quitting school to work
in a sheet metal factory.
The draft notice meant
that he was to serve
a tour of duty in Vietnam,
designated a rifleman,
the basic field position
in the Army.
After 63 days in Vietnam,
he was made a photographer,
for the Army and US newspapers,
with these instructions
from the Colonel:
“You are not a combat photographer.
This is a morale operation.
If I see pictures of my guys in papers,
doing their jobs with honor,
then you can do what you like
He shot nearly 2,000 images
between March 1968 and May 1969
before taking the negatives home.
And there they sat, out of sight,
but not out of mind, for 45 years,
until a chance meeting brought them
out of dormancy
and into a digital scanner.
it was very difficult for Haughey
to view the images and talk about them,
especially not knowing the fates
of many of the subjects of his photos.
When the digitization
hit 1,700 negative scans,
Haughey put them on a slideshow
and viewed them all at once,
and didn’t sleep for three days after.
He’s slowly getting better
at dealing with the emotional impact
of seeing the images for the first time
A team of volunteers has worked
with Haughey to plan a 28-image show
titled A Weather Walked In,
which opens April 5th
in the ADX art gallery
in Portland, Oregon.
of keeping notes in a war zone
along with the passage of decades
has faded the details
behind many of the images,
and the captions reflect this fact,
with many shots of unknown people
in forgotten locations
at unspecified times.
It is hoped
that publication of the pictures
can yield more information.
More images from the collection
will be released
as the project progresses.
You can follow the progress
Thanks to Chieu Hoi
project volunteer Kris Regentin
for preparing much of this introduction
and the accompanying captions.
Newsweek’s legendary Saigon bureau chief
Francois Sully (1927-1971)
The United States
began its involvement
in Vietnam in the mid-1950s,
and almost immediately
the ill-defined nature of the war
that was never officially a war.
to the South Vietnamese.
throughout the early ’60s,
even as the number of U.S. troops
escalated every year
—11,300 in 1962,
16,300 in 1963,
23,300 in 1964.
U.S. combat units,
of American troops,
did not officially appear
until 1965, the year
these photographs were shot
—most of them
by Newsweek’s legendary
Saigon bureau chief
and never seen until now.
By this time,
there were 184,300
stationed in Vietnam,
and the U.S. government’s
motives and policies
were being increasingly criticized
at home and abroad.
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Tribute to Henri Huet
and the photographers
who risked all
to capture images of Vietnam conflict
opens at Maison Européenne
de la Photographie, Paris
Even during a war that produced
some of the most iconic moments
Henri Huet’s images of Vietnam
as particularly artistic and moving.
Unlike most war photographers,
Huet was a native of the land
he was photographing,
the son of a French engineer
and Vietnamese mother.
Shooting for the Associated Press,
he captured an image
of a badly wounded American medic
continuing to tend to other injured soldiers
that landed on the cover of Life magazine
and won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal.
the famed chronicler of battle,
Huet died in the line of duty:
he was shot down over Laos in 1971,
at the age of 43.
Vietnam: The Real War
A Photographic History by the Associated Press
Authors: By the Associated Press,
introduction by Pete Hamill
Imprint: Abrams Books
classic AP photographs - in pictures
See powerful images of the conflict
from the archives of the news agency.
They are featured in a new book,
Vietnam: The Real War,
published on 2 October,
that marks the 50th anniversary
of the start of hostilities.
It includes AP journalist
Malcolm Browne's shocking photo
of a Buddhist monk taking his own life
in petrol-fuelled flames
on a Saigon street in 1963,
and Nick Ut's famous shot
of a Vietnamese girl
in the aftermath
of a napalm attack.
Vietnam War Photos That Made a Difference
For the first time
since the early days of the Republic,
Americans were in a war
were subject to “ground rules”
that protected military security,
but, unlike in World War II and Korea,
officials did not screen news copy
or vet photographs.
Images of the Vietnam War That Defined an Era
War in Vietnam NARA Documents Photographs
"Da Nang, Vietnam...
A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing"
By an unknown photographer, August 3, 1965
Records of the U. S. Marine Corps.
Picturing the Century:
One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives
Eight Portfolios from Part I
North Vietnamese photographers
Teaching With Documents
The War in Vietnam - A Story in Photographs
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New York Times > General Vang Pao 1929-2011
a charismatic Laotian general
who commanded a secret army of his mountain people
in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents,
then achieved almost kinglike status as their leader-in-exile
in the United States