Kim Phuc, Woman in “Napalm Photo” Honors Her Saviors

“Phan Thi Kim Phúc, (born 1963) is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The iconic photo taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut shows her at about nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.” ~ “All That I Love Blog

AP: “Associated Press photographer Nick Ut poses with Kim Phuc in Toronto on Friday, June 8, 2012 (top right photo). The girl who came to symbolize the horrors of the Vietnam War will honor those who saved her on the 40th anniversary of The Associated Press photo that made her famous.

“Kim Phuc was just 9 years old when on June 8, 1972, a single photo communicated the horrors of the fighting in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of the most divisive conflicts in American history. AP photographer Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut heard the little girl’s screams and couldn’t turn away.

“The 21-year-old Vietnamese photographer didn’t know the power of the image he had just taken, but he knew what he had to do. He drove the badly burned child to a small hospital. There, he was told she was too far gone to help. But Nick flashed his American press badge, demanded that doctors treat the girl and left assured that she would not be forgotten. (AP Photo/Rob Gillies)”