Photographers: Where the Action Is

Like a swarm of angry locusts, the helicopters descended on the soccer field at Dongxoai. Out of them poured Vietnamese rangers, who were greeted by a hail of Viet Cong fire. Three fell within a minute; the rest bolted for a ditch by a road. But one hulking figure, a Leica camera bobbing about his neck, threw himself against a hut and started snapping pictures. In the bloody melee, he took some memorable ones: a ranger as he was hit, his hand clutched to his stomach; a Viet Cong, his head popped up over a bunker to stare with...

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