Donald Hirst; War Photographer. R.I.P.


In memory of our dear friend and colleague admin Donald Hirst. Don was a sweat and courageous man and he will be miss at Vietnam War History.Org.To his family and friends, our sincere sympathies. He will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sir.

I am adding this caption I made on my military posters page. It represents perfectly the man Don was.

”We lost a dear friend yesterday at VWHOrg. Our colleague admin Donald Hirst passed away. Don was a very nice man, courageous beyond belief.

A very good photographer, Don hit a ”home run” in January 1968 during the attack of the American Embassy in Saigon during the start of the Tet Offensive.The photo he took of a VC sapper being arrested by Americans MPs appeared in newspapers and magazines all around the world.

He was also nominated as a Pulitzer Prize Nominee for another one of his shot in 1971.

Don was often mentioning his ”rum locker”, where he was savoring his favorite drink while going through the posts on our page. I had the honor to work with Don on a couple of my artworks. I was impressed by his professionalism, his passion for passing his knowledge and experiences. Don will be missed tremendously. RIP Sir..”

 

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Categories: MILITARY, Vietnam War

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