Honorary Chief Photographers Mate
Born June 12, 1933 - New Kingstgon, PA
Deceased September 19, 2004
PHOTOJOURNALIST/ PULITIZER PRIZE WINNER EDDIE ADAMS DIES:
Eddie Adams, former Korean War Marine Corp. photographer, died yesterday at his upstate New York farm. Eddie, who gave a seminar at Syracuse University for Navy Photojournalists, won his Pulitizer Prize for taking the photo of South Vietnamese Brig. Gen Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong officer with a single shot to the head in Saigon in 1968. In later years Eddie found himself defined by that photo. Eddie once told me he regreted taking the photo because the Brig. General was really a kind man who was so frustrated by that Viet Cong soldier killing scores of his people just moments before the photo was taken.