Nguyen Ngoc Lon raised his arm and shot Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem in the head, went to reporters and told them: "These people kill a lot of our people, and I think Buddha forgives me." will do it".
Captured by NBC TV cameras and AP photographer Eddie Adams, the photograph and film footage shone around the world and quickly became a symbol of the brutality of the Vietnam War.
The photo of Eddie Adams was particularly striking, as the frozen moments almost occur at the moment of death. Split into a second after the trigger is pulled, Lem's final expression is one of pain as the bullet leaves his head. A closer look at the picture shows that the bullet is coming out of his skull. GIF (Graphic Images!) from exec.