When mortar shell shrapnel exploded from a booby trap that hit Marines close to Chu Lai, Vietnam, a combat photographer was near the front.Dickey Chapelle: WikipediaA 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.
A worthy choice for the honor.
Semper Fi and RIP, Dickey
Dickey also spent some time with the Boat Guys; Tom Cutler had an account in his book "Brown Water, Black Berets"
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