Eddie Adams Obit

Capping a Viet CongPhotojournalist Eddie Adams died this weekend in New York. He was 71.

His picture of a South Vietnamese colonel executing a communist North Vietnamese Vietcong prisoner in Saigon earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Taken during the Tet offensive in 1968, the photo shows Lt Col Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a prisoner on the street in Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown district.

His picture shows the exact moment when the bullet enters the prisoner’s head. It is probably the one of the most iconic photographs of the war.