Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Televised Execution of Viet Cong Guerrila

February 1, 1968
Televised Execution of Viet Cong Guerrila

In Saigon during Tet, a suspected Viet Cong guerrilla is shot in the head by South Vietnam's police chief Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, in full view of an NBC news cameraman and an Associated Press still photographer. The haunting AP photo taken by Eddie Adams appears on the front page of most American newspapers the next morning. Americans also observe the filmed execution on NBC TV.

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