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Fleeing Sniper Fire
Identifier: e_ea_0281
Title: Fleeing Sniper Fire
Description: Photograph of U.S. Marines and villager's under sniper fire. Associated Press caption reads: 'A panic-stricken Vietnamese mother holding a half-clothed child, gets up from a crouching position to flee from sniper fire aimed at U.S. Marines behind her. She and other villagers of My Son were caught in crossfire April 24 when the Marines moved into the hamlet to clear it of Viet Cong and expand the defense perimeter around Da Nang Air Base. On ground behind her, a Vietnamese father protects his child by covering it with his body.'
Country: Vietnam (Republic)
Date: 1965/04/24
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Estate of Eddie Adams
Box: 2010-300/9
Folder: U.S. Marines Crossfire
Format: Film negative
Size: 35 mm
Subject: Military History & War