Kyōichi Sawada won the Pulitzer Prize for his combat photography of the Vietnam War during 1965.
Kyōichi Sawada was a combat photographer of the Vietnam War during 1965. He was captured once and narrowly escaped death innumerable times. He also documented the Battle of Hue in 1968, for example capturing an image of Lance Corporal Don Hammons immediately after being wounded by enemy fire; he died minutes later.
Kyōichi Sawada died together with Frank Frosch, UPI Phnom Penh branch chief, in 1970 while on their way to the Kirrirom Pass in Cambodia.
Flight To Safety
(The 1965 photograph shows a Vietnamese mother and childre...)1965
The famous 1966 photograph shows U.S soldiers of the 1st Infantry division dragging a dead Viet Cong fighter to a burial site behind their M113 armored personnel carrier, after he was killed in a fierce night attack by several Viet Cong battalions against Australian forces during the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966.1966