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Lost Over Laos

by Richard Pyle Horst Faas

In 1971, as American forces hastened their withdrawal from Vietnam, a helicopter was hit by enemy fire over Laos and exploded in a fireball, killing four top combat photographers: Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Henri Huet of Associated Press, Kent Potter of United Press International, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek. The remoteness of the crash site made a recovery attempt impossible. When the war ended four years later, the war zone was sealed off and the helicopter incident faded from the headlines. But two journalist colleagues-the authors of this book-returned to Laos twenty-seven years later to resolve mysteries about the crash and pay homage to their lost friends.

Lost Over Laos: A True Story of Tragedy, Mystery, and Friendship

by Richard Pyle Horst Faas

Deeply moving. . . an excellent short history of an important part of the Vietnam War. . . a fascinating insider's look at the rugged life of civilian photographers during wartime. -Publishers Weekly

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