SHREVEPORT (KYTX) — First, he was a soldier. He carried an M16, but also a camera and notebook. In the field, on fire bases and in the air, Sp5 Robert Spangler, a combat correspondent of 10th Public Information Detachment, wrote and photographed stories about soldiers around him for military and civilian publications and brought home an archive of 500 images.
Now, for the first time in 40 years, 80 of those images are on display in the exhibit, In the Shadow of Danger: Photographs of The Vietnam War, 1970- 1971, at R.W. Norton Art Gallery, August 28-October 14.
The Norton museum and its 40 acres of grounds and botanical gardens are open free of charge to the public.