The media press prints to many Americans who have viewed this image for the first time have no general idea who the people in the picture are and why the events in the picture are even taking place. The average person sees a restrained man being shot execution style. The average person might feel sympathy for the unarmed man depicted being killed. However the man is a suspected North Vietnamese sympathizer being killed by a South Vietnamese man. The image has no context.

jaelen burt


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