063 VVN – The Story of Ruediger Richter and the “The Agony of War”

Ruediger Richter - The Agony of War, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

: Iconic photo “The Agony of War” showing Ruediger Richter of the 173rd Airborne Brigade awaiting a helicopter that would take away a fallen comrade.

Ruediger Richter has an amazing story to tell. It not only covers his time and experiences in Vietnam where gained fame from the iconic photo “The Agony of War” but a life time of adventure starting with the bombing of Berlin in World War II then on to a stint in the German Merchant Marine followed by a tour with the French Foreign Legion. All this led up to his joining the US Army and serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.

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