POTTER, KENT B.
Remains returned 07/15/96, ID 05/29/03
Name: Kent B. Potter
Rank/Branch: CIV/UPI Photographer
Date of Birth: CA 1948 Philadelphia PA
Home City of Record:
Date of Loss: 10 February 1971
Country of Loss: Laos
Status (in 1973): Missing, Presumed Dead
Other Personnel in Incident: Four photographers: Larry Burrows, 44, of Life
magazine; Henri Huet, 43, of The Associated Press; Kent Potter, 24, United
Press International, and Keizaburo Shimamoto, 34, of Newsweek, a South
Vietnamese army photographer, two senior officers and the four-man crew.
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2020
Laos 1971 Crash Scene Searched
The Associated Press
By RICHARD PYLE
BAN ALANG, Laos (AP) - A team of nine Americans and some 80 Laotian
workers dug deep into a steep mountainside Saturday where a helicopter
was shot down 28 years ago, killing four news photographers covering the
EDITOR'S NOTE: Richard Pyle was AP Vietnam's bureau chief at the time
of the crash.
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