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A must read for war and or photography buffs.

Ok, so this is a coooool story. Seen the movie "We were soldiers"?

Joe Galloway
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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

sheesh. Nobody found that entertaining?


I emailed Mr Galloway for some insight from him to possibly use in my English paper. He actually wrote back. Wasn't really expecting that.
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i read it.

good stories
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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

NH,

I read it and cried throughout. I didn't ever want to go back to those times. However, somehow I was compelled to read this.

Several of my friends who should have been with me in my livingroom drinking beer and eating chips during this last Superbowl are gone. They haven't seen a Superbowl since 1969, and never will again.

Although this was a journalist's report, it still is a graphic reminder of those times. Times we should never forget.

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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

I think that his story alone could be your "thesis" paper.
Very good stuff.
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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

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NH,

I read it and cried throughout. I didn't ever want to go back to those times. However, somehow I was compelled to read this.

Several of my friends who should have been with me in my livingroom drinking beer and eating chips during this last Superbowl are gone. They haven't seen a Superbowl since 1969, and never will again.

Although this was a journalist's report, it still is a graphic reminder of those times. Times we should never forget.

Thanks

Sorry to drudge up the bad memories, maxib.
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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

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I think that his story alone could be your "thesis" paper.
Very good stuff.
I don't think I'll do it on him alone but he's definately going to be in there somewhere. We've exchanged a few emails back and forth so far and he seems pretty cool. Seems to be very modest about himself. He also pointed out that he's not a professional photographer, rather a reporter and a writer.

I, of course, mentioned that would be great because I could have a reporter's perspective on the importance of photography.

Anyway, I was commenting that most of his photos were pretty good and that anyone who could take those while being shot at was a pro in my book.
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...that is why most of the 70 journalists who were killed in action in Nam just happened to be photographers. to get that picture you have got to stick your head up or walk around. very bad juju on a battlefield.
I never looked at it from that point of view before.
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Sorry to drudge up the bad memories, maxib.
Hey, it's okay. As I tried to say, it is something never to be forgotten.

Best of luck with your project.

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Oops...thanks Conq. I flew past that so fast I never saw it.

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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

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Hey, it's okay. As I tried to say, it is something never to be forgotten.

Best of luck with your project.


I agree! Even though I was never there or haven't the foggiest idea how the emotional scars still sting, I feel for those guys (YOU GUYS) that left it all out in the field! I donít want to say I "enjoy" stories and photos of Vietnam , but it does help me to understand and see what others gave their life "for".

I'm not sure as to exactly what that "for" is, but men/women served their country when asked of them and for that I respect all of them.

God Bless our Brothers and Sisters in Iraq! Hurry home!

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Powerful reading...
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Re: A must read for war and or photography buffs.

I just got this from Mr. Galloway:

"chris:
as a writer, i am very reluctant to admit that there is anything more important than words, but the truth is, there is something that can weigh even heavier than words: photographs. the image of a historical event can live on long after the words have been forgotten or ended up on the bottom of cat litter boxes.
when i think of world war two i think of a few images burned into my brain: that first shot of american soldiers dead on the beaches of normandy. the photo of the frenchman weeping as nazi soldiers marched down the champs elysee. the sight of the haunted eyes of death camp skeletons peering through the barbed wire. the weeping abandoned baby sitting in the rubble of nanking after the japanese rampage there. in the korean war: david douglas duncan's brilliant shots of the marines withdrawing from the chosen reservoir thru a deadly winter's minus 30 temperatures. in vietnam: eddie adams' picture of Gen. Loan executing with a pistol shot the Viet Cong commander who had slaughtered the families of his police officers in Saigon at Tet. The unforgettable sight of the naked and burned little Vietnamese girl fleeing down a highway from the napalm that disfigured her.
photographs have a unique capability of delineating an event, etching it into memory and soul.
joe galloway "
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