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Powerful Moment

February 25, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I first saw this image on a Dead Kennedys t-shirt somebody wore at my high school (the shirt celebrated their album Holiday in Cambodia). The rawness and brutality invoked in the image left an indelible mark on my mind. It wasn’t until years later that I found the origins of the picture, and the story reinforced my feelings. It is not unbelievable that the situation occurred, but it is unbelievable that it was caught on film.

Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes Viet Cong Captain Nguyen Van Lem

You can read about the events leading up to this picture at Wikipedia.

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  1. Burt Reynolds
    February 25, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    There is a video of the execution as well. The guy holding the gun died a few years ago, if memory serves. He had moved to America.

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