Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Life Worth Noting

Photographer Robert C. Lautman.
...The Army made him a combat photographer in the Pacific. He volunteered to parachute onto Corregidor, although he had never before made a jump. He landed safely, shot combat scenes and ran under fire all the way to deliver his film to a PT boat. He twice received the Bronze Star Medal for his work on Corregidor and for volunteering with a band of Army Rangers who conducted a daring raid of the Cabanatuan prison camp in the Philippines, liberating 513 prisoners of the Japanese.
In 1954, Mr. Lautman was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. He was one of 11 area residents who refused to answer the committee's questions that year on constitutional grounds....



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