Viet Cong Child Soldiers. With all the talk about liberty and equality the Viet Cong seldom mentioned that when things got hard and manpower was difficult to come by they would draft young children as guerrillas. These boys were enticed with promises of adventure and hundreds of such children were killed in battle. They are members of the Dong Rai Regiment (K-3). In 1968, the South Vietnamese held more than 1000 Communist guerrilla prisoners between the ages of 11 and 17.
Catherine Leroy, who went to Vietnam in 1965 at the age of 21 with no experience and transformed herself into one of the most accomplished war photographers of her generation, was a role-model and friend to many at Contact.
Sean Flynn (1941-1971) American photojournalist for Paris-Match, Time-Life and UPI, In 1966, Flynn was wounded in the knee, then parachuted in with 101st Airborne. He covered the Arab-Israeli war of 1967 and returned to Vietnam in 1968 with plans to make a doco. After heading into Cambodia in 1970 on a motorcycle with colleague Dana Stone, he was believed killed by the Khmer Rouge. seen here in Vietnam (1969)