Presented by the Veterans of Stephentown, this exclusive one-day event features 20 iconic large-format photographs of the Battle of Huế in 1968 during the Tet Offensive. Taken by photographer John Olson, who lives in nearby Chatham, these images have been featured in publications such as Stars & Stripes and Life Magazine, honored at a 50th anniversary exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC, and profiled on CBS Sunday Morning.
"His photo of the unconscious Marine lying on the tank surrounded by his wounded brothers-in-arms now stands among the iconic images of the Vietnam War. Both painterly and heart-wrenching, it was a raw artifact of a hellish 26-day battle that contributed to turning the American public against the war."
—Michael Shaw, The New York Times Magazine
An opening ceremony, featuring words by Mr. Olson, will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. for those who wish to attend.
Please note: Due to the graphic nature of these photos, parental discretion is advised for children
Learn more about the photos from this exhibit at the following links:
The Veterans of Stephentown would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who have helped make this event possible.
Assemblyman Jake Ashby, Big Y World Class Market, Bounce Town Rentals, Cumberland Farms, Dettinger Lumber Company Inc., Pam Kueppers, John and Yvonne Meekins, Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Vietnam Veterans James E. Callahan Chapter 65 in Pittsfield, Freeling H. Smith and Linda C. Griffin, Stephentown Federated Church, Stewart's Shops, John Wall and Wells Communications.