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Catherine Leroy

Catherine Leroy was twenty-one years old when she set out from her native France to Vietnam in 1966. In less than two years, her intrepid reporting made her one of the war's most published photographers. In 1967, she became the only journalist to partake in a combat jump. Later she was wounded with a marine unit in the DMZ. Leroy was captured by the North Vietnamese Army during the Tet offensive but managed to talk her way free. Leroy has won numerous photography prizes for her work in Vietnam...See more