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July 8, 2006
SANTA MONICA, California
Catherine Leroy, a photojournalist whose stark images of battle helped tell the story of Vietnam in Life magazine and other publications, died here on Saturday. She was 60.
A 1967 battle photograph from the Vietnam War by Catherine Leroy.
The cause was cancer, said Dr. Jerome Helman, her attending physician at St. John's Health Center.
Ms. Leroy, who was born in France, was 21 in 1966 when she bought a one-way ticket to Saigon to document American troops in Vietnam. A...
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"God bless you Catherine, rest in peace, thanks for all the great photos.
"I admired her courage and dedication. I would have loved to have met her.
Republic of VN, 1967-1968"
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