Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Shot Heard Around The World: Execution of a Viet Cong Guerrilla, 1968
As Loan executed a prisoner who was said to be a Viet Cong captain, AP photographer Eddie Adams opened the shutter. Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for a picture that, as much as any, turned public opinion against the war. Adams felt that many misinterpreted the scene.