Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Photo That Defines the Civilian Trauma's of Wars

There are so many, but one, from not that long ago, will stand forever in time, place and civilian lives and victims of War!

The girl in the picture
October 25, 2015 - Anyone who who lived through the Vietnam War period remembers the girl in the picture. The picture captures a terrible moment, while also raising a poignant question -- a question Jane Pauley sets out to answer in our Cover Story:

A little girl screaming in pain, trying to outrun the napalm burning her body.

It's an image seared into our consciousness still -- the horrors of war visited upon an innocent child.

Did you ever wonder, what happened to that little girl?

Kim Phuc is now 52. It was 43 years ago that she got burned. It was the day that defined the rest of her life.

Twenty-one-year-old Nick Ut was there that day, a Vietnamese photographer on assignment for the Associated Press.

"I look in my camera viewfinder, I saw the girl naked running," he told Pauley.

He took the picture that would win the Pulitzer Prize.

"When she passed by my camera, I saw her body burned so badly. I said, '"My God, I need to help her,'" said Ut. read more>>>

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013


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