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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:03 PM
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Napalm victim: I know the value of peace (Famous Pulitzer Vietnam Photo)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/2007/07/16/20...

Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Vietnamese girl whose naked image running away from napalm clouds remains an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War, has finally made peace with the photograph that made her famous.

"It seems the picture didn't want to let me go. I was taken out of school to give interviews for the state. Now I'm working with my picture for good," said Kim Phuc, 44, who is now a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, and heads the Kim Foundation which helps children in war zones.

"Having known war I know the value of peace. Having lived under government control I know the value of freedom. Having lived with hatred, terror and corruption I know the value of faith and forgiveness," said Kim Phuc, who now lives with her husband and two sons in Canada.

On June 8, 1972, Kim Phuc was a 9-year old girl running down the highway after four napalm bombs were dropped on her village of Trang Bang. Two of her cousins died from the napalm.




Kim Phuc, left, shown Sunday with Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Nick Ut, who took the 1972 photograph.


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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:10 PM
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1. I've always wondered how that girl made out
Glad to hear she's healthy
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:12 PM
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2. Me, too. That picture breaks my hear every time.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:20 PM
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3. IIRC she lives in St. Catharines, Ontario
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:35 PM
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4. Banksy made pretty good use of that picture.
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