July 1996

The Vietnam War: Death on "The Street Without Joy"

Volume 79, Issue 7

Thirty years later I remember the scene- a mangled tape recorder and camera lay beside Bernard B. Fall's body after he stepped on a "Bouncing Betty" mine. His prophetic last words into his tape recorder were: "It's a little bit suspicious...could be an amb...." Killed with the author and leading Western authority on Vietnam was Gunnery Sergeant Byron G. Highland, a Marine combat photographer from Detroit, Mich.

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