Thich Nhat Tien, Park Lane Cigarettes, and Saigon.
by Roger Steffens
April 23, 2019
This photo essay and accompanying audio was originally published April 26, 2018 in our US Military issue.
One of the places I really wanted to work was in Hue, the old imperial capital in the central part of the country, and it had a devastating attack that was the subject of Full Metal Jacket. I went up there with my friend Robin who was helping me raise food and clothing from the states. He was from Ohio and worked in a big federated department store and they sent an awful lot of clothing to us for our refugee campaign. In this shot, Robin and Thich Nhat Tien, the chief buddhist social worker in Vietnam are in the ruins of a Buddhist temple in Hue. It was said that 89% of the city was destroyed in the three week intense battle of Hue.
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