Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re:E. Adams & Vietnam Photo
From: "Greg.Chappell" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 10:04:06 -0500

I believe I saw where LIFE interviewed that officer just in the last 5 or so
years. He actually lives in the United States now. Think Eric is right about
the circumstances.

- -----Original Message-----
From: ewelch []
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 8:49 AM
To: leica-users; leica-users
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:E. Adams & Vietnam Photo

At 12:00 AM 9/14/99 -0400, Paul Schiemer wrote:
>I heard the executed (murdered?) man was 'suspected' of being VC. He had no
>papers, nor weapon, had his hands tied and was presented to the General.
>After a very brief exchange the General nonchalantly takes his pistol out
>and kills the man, turns and walks away. Somebody here volunteered the
>General had just had a good friend die (something to that effect); any more
>info on that??

As I understand it, it was a friend of Loan's the guy had just killed. But 
as you say, memory might be failing me on this one. What do the history 
books say on this one folks, mine are packed away!

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down. 
- -W. Migner