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Shots Fired: James Speed Hensinger’s Photographs from the Vietnam War

66-year-old Denver resident James Speed Hensinger has never really considered himself to be a professional photographer, but his photographs from his time in Vietnam sure show his eye for a great shot. When he was 22, Hensinger served as a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. Several of his recently released photographs capture a night in April 1970 when a Viet Cong sniper shot up his base in Phu Tai, near Da Nang. Here, we witness the response of the American troops. The images, which were captured using a Nikon set up for long exposures, are truly surreal; each photograph looks like it could be a screenshot from science fiction classic, “The War of the Worlds.”

All images: James Speed Hensinger.

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Via Daily Mail.

This entry was published on June 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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