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

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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 ...

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Lost Over Laos: A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306812514
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Pyle covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press for nearly five years and was bureau chief in Saigon from 1970 to 1973. Now based in New York, he covers politics and breaking news for the AP.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Flight 1
2 The Mission 3
3 The Mountain 13
4 Larry Burrows 21
5 The Trail 33
6 Henri Huet 49
7 Bao Chi 67
8 Invasion 91
9 Kent Potter 107
10 Liftoff 127
11 Keisaburo Shimamoto 135
12 Killing Zone 143
13 "Feared Dead" 157
14 Aftermath 173
15 Discovery 187
16 Return to Laos 205
17 "A Handful of Soil" 217
18 Epilogue 233
Afterword 241
Bibliography 245
Glossary 249
Photo Credits 253
Index 261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2004

    A must read for former VNAF chopper crew!

    I lost a friend also a roomate as well as a comrade in slick #2 in this ill-fated mission. I strongly recommend all former Vietnamese helicopter crews to read this book, especially those who flew choppers in the Military I-Corp region during the '70-'72. My Huey too was shot down at LZ Hotel 2 in Laos few weeks later on 2/28/71. Miraculously all crews survived the crash and were rescued up by a heroic effort from another VNAF pilot, Capt. Ky.

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