Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dickey Would Have Liked That

When mortar shell shrapnel exploded from a booby trap that hit Marines close to Chu Lai, Vietnam, a combat photographer was near the front.
A civilian buried with full military ­honors, Wisconsin native Georgette “Dickey” Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to die in combat.
Recently she was celebrated with the title of honorary Marine at the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association banquet in San Diego. In October 2016, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller approved the title for the ­award-winning war correspondent.
 Dickey Chapelle: Wikipedia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A worthy choice for the honor.
Semper Fi and RIP, Dickey
Boat Guy

Dickey also spent some time with the Boat Guys; Tom Cutler had an account in his book "Brown Water, Black Berets"