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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Dirck Halstead
A Vietnamese father clutches his wounded baby.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1972/1975
A Vietnamese father clutches his wounded baby as they wait for help at an aid station in Quang Tri during the North Vietnamese spring offensive, and South Vietnamese soldiers and American journalists flee from the scene of the last battle at Xuan Loc. Shortly after the U.S. military withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, the North Vietnamese army overran Saigon. The South Vietnamese government surrendered unconditionally, and Vietnam was unified.
 
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