Vietnam vets pay a visit to Arlington
Ever been asked to take someone's photograph, especially at hot tourist spots? Usually they hand you their camera. In this case, at the Iwo Jimo memorial in Arlington, Virginia, these veterans from the Vietnam War (and their wives) produced a couple of cameras that were probably on sale in Siagon back in the day. One was an ancient Canon film camera and I couldn't be sure it would capture the moment.
Not to disappoint, I pressed the Leica T into service to snap them in front of the impressive Marine Corps monument which commemorates, in particular, the Battle of Iwo Jimo in February 1945. Tourists, eh?
Incidentally, the memorial was fashioned from an actual war photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of Associated Press, reproduced here (Wiki Commons).