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U.S. Army in Vietnam, March 1965

U.S. Army in Vietnam, March 1965

San Francisco
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A panel of journalists and photographers recount their experiences of covering war from the frontlines in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. They describe the physical toll of keeping up with soldiers and the danger of being in combat. The journalists also discuss the power of images and the role of photography in informing the public about wars from Vietnam to the present. This event was co-hosted by the Marine Memorial Club and the Associated Press and took place at the Marine Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. 
 

 

Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 10:22pm (ET)

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