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New Kensington in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eddie Adams

(1933-2004)

 
 
Eddie Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 25, 2016
1. Eddie Adams Marker
Inscription.  Photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner for the 1968 image Saigon Execution, which was influential in swaying public opinion against the Vietnam War. Adams began his career as a photographer for his high school yearbook and the local newspaper. After relocating to New York, his photographs were published in numerous national newspapers and magazines. He received over 500 awards for his work and was one of the most published photographers of his time.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 40° 33.908′ N, 79° 45.982′ W. Marker is in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and 4th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 56), on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Kensington PA 15068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 25, 2016
2. Eddie Adams Marker
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within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fannie Sellins (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carnegie Hero Fund Commission (approx. 2.1 miles away); Harwick Miners Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Chartier's Old Town (approx. 2.4 miles away); Orr's Block House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kensington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saigon execution: Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief, 1968. Rare Historical Photos (Submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Eddie Adams talks about the Saigon Execution. (Submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Eddie Adams image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, March 14, 1969
3. Eddie Adams
Saigon Execution photo image. Click for full size.
By Eddie Adams, February 1, 1968
4. Saigon Execution photo
Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong Captain Nguyễn Văn Lém: February 1, 1968. This Associated Press photograph, "General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon," won a 1969 Pulitzer Prize for its photographer Eddie Adams. Film also exists of this event, but owing to the more graphic nature of the film, the photograph is more widely known.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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