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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

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"Almost 50 years ago, a young 20-year-old photographer, working for Stars and Stripes Magazine, took a series of iconic photographs during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.

He never thought that the war had affected him until he started to trace the Marines that he had photographed and listened to their stories. He wanted the stories to accompany his photographs in an exhibition.

The young photographer was John Olson and the most iconic of the photographs that he took shows wounded Marines being transported on a tank. The picture was taken in 1968 during the Battle of Hue and now forms the centerpiece of his exhibition, named "The Marines and Tet," which is currently showing at the Newseum in Washington, D.C….."
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