Nguyen Ngoc Loan, 67, the South Vietnamese general whose...


July 16, 1998

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, 67, the South Vietnamese general whose summary execution of a bound prisoner was depicted in a photograph that stunned the world three decades ago, died Tuesday at his home in Burke, a suburb of Washington, after a battle with cancer, said his daughter, Nguyen Anh.

The photo of Loan (pronounced l'wahn) aiming a pistol point-blank at the grimacing prisoner's head as the trigger was pulled on Feb. 1, 1968, became a haunting image of the Vietnam War. The photograph won a Pulitzer prize.

Wayne Calloway, 62, who stepped down nearly two years ago after leading PepsiCo Inc. for a decade, died July 8 of prostate cancer.

Warren B. Cozzens, 81, who helped develop the modern electrocardiogram that doctors use to detect heart ailments, died July 2 in Evanston, Ill.

Pub Date: 7/16/98

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