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Escape through cemetery
Identifier: e_ea_0133
Title: Escape through cemetery
Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers under fire. Associated Press caption reads: ’ A group of U.S. 1st Cavelry Division soldiers, several of them wounded, race through Viet Cong sniper fire to reach helecopter in a cemetery in Haoi Chau Jan. 31. Sand and airblasts from helecopter rotor whip at them as they dash through the cemetary, dodging gravestones and enemy fire. Troops of the unit which were not evecuated on helecopter were caught in a deadly crossfire when friendly South Vietnamese troops mistakenly opened fire on them from opposite side of enemy fire. This is one of a series by associated press photographer Eddie Adams.’
Date: 1966
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2009-109/9
Folder: Contests: NY Press Photographers, 1966 Submission
Format: Photographic print
Size: 8 in X 10 in
Subject: Military History & War