1966 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Kyoichi Sawada

United Press International

29 January, 1968

An injured North Vietnamese soldier is led from his bunker by soldiers of the US First Cavalry Division. This soldier held up the US advance for one hour with machine gun fire from his position. The incident occurred during the Battle of Bong Son, on the plains of Bong Son, in Central Vietnam. This battle was fought between the US 1st Cavalry Division and North Vietnamese Army units, between 28 January and 12 February 1966, and formed the beginning of US Operation Masher.

About the photographer

Kyoichi Sawada

After graduating from Aomori Prefectural High School, Kyoichi Sawada (Aomori City, Japan 1936 - Cambodia 1970) worked in a photography store on the US military base at Misawa, wh...

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