Heroic photographer Horst Faas died yesterday, 10 May 2012, in Munich, at the age of 79.
He was born in Berlin in 1933 and became famous for his photographs as a combat photographer for the Associated Press, which included winning two Pulitzer prizes and mentoring young photographers covering the war in Vietnam.
In 1967 he was severely wounded in his legs by a rocket grenade and later confined to a wheel chair. You can read specific details of his remarkable life by clicking on these links:
The following photos and captions are copyright material and courtesy of The Guardian.
A U.S. Army soldier wears a hand lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, in Vietnam. June 18, 1965 (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border, in Vietnam. March 1965 (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive. Feb. 1, 1968 (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)
Nine year old Kim Phuc runs down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack. June 8, 1972 (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)Nine year old Kim Phuc runs down Route 1 near Trang Bang, Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack. June 8, 1972 (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)