Wednesday, May 16, 2007

RIP Kate Webb

An outstanding female war correspondent has passed away, Kate Webb - who covered everything from Vietnam to Afghanistan. In 1971, when Webb was with the UPI in Cambodia, North Vietnamese troops captured her and five other journalists and held them three weeks. The press reported she was dead - but she came out of it after 23 days captivity. She was also attacked by militia in Afghanistan.

She had an amazing run - it's worth checking out her story.

Here's the obit from the NY Times.

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