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Boi Van Trinh

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Title:
Boi Van Trinh
Description:
Boi Van Trinh, seen from the shoulders up, balances a plate of food on his head, holding it with one hand, some thirty miles north of Saigon. Photograph is mounted, with label providing a brief biography: "Boi Van Trinh, a lad of good cheer and strong will, offers ricecake wrapped in banana leaves to the photographer as an appetizer for dinner. A street urchin whose family had been killed Boi was adopted by a couple of us newsmen. Many times accompanying us on patrols, Boi learned how to phtogrpah well enough to sell a photo to AP, he learned how to drive a Jeep and how to shoot a M-16. He next wanted to fly a helicopter. But he was killed four days before his fourteenth birthday the day he was to begin his flying experience."
Creator:
Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005
Date:
1973
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Black-and-white photographs
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 002 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection
Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnamese
Children
Extent:
1 photograph; 34 x 25 cm.
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Place of origin:
Vietnam
Language:
English
Identifier:
muph007-b002-i004