AP’s ‘napalm girl’ photo is savior, curse for survivor of attack in Vietnam 40 years ago
June 1, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Nick Ut: Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike, Village of Trang Bang, Vietnam,
June 8, 1972 © 2004 The Associated
Via The Washington Post
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012
"TRANG BANG, Vietnam — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
She will always be naked after blobs of sticky napalm melted through her clothes and layers of skin like jellied lava.
She will always be a victim without a name.
It only took a second for Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong "Nick" Ut to snap the iconic black-and-white image 40 years ago. It communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of America's darkest eras.
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