Soldiers in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time
Embedded with the soldiers of Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where soldiers from the company moved casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers. For 49 years, few have known the stories of the soldiers whom Greenspon photographed that day, or their fates.
Updated Aug 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM