Monday, February 24, 2014

Hostage

While working at the Charleston Daily Mail, Bob was involved in a hostage-taking incident at a small church in St. Albans where a gunman wanted to protest the government's treatment of Vietnam Vets.  The gunman seized the church and its congregation and demanded media coverage of his protest.  Bob exchanged himself for some of the hostages and went inside the church, where he photographed the standoff for several hours and finally helped persuade the gunman to give up peacefully.

The photos were published throughout the world, winning several awards and a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize.

This is a copyrighted photo.

9 comments:

Adriana B said...

great page Cindy, have a great week

S said...

Oh my I saw that page title and wondered if it really meant what it said. Glad the situation turned out all right. Great page - that must be the most dramatic one I've ever encountered.

Charlotte Brochu said...

Wow, scary stuff! I can't even imagine! Great layout though!

Lynn said...

Oh my! What a scary situation. Bob is truly a hero for trading his place with hostages. I'm so happy everything turned out for the best. You show us how we have to scrap each moment, good or bad.

Heather Landry said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that Bob made it out okay. You did a great job documenting this happening in his life.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Talking about preserving memories....now that's a story to tell. A+WESOME Cindy Love the date!

MARILYN said...

wow, scary situation and Bob is so brave. Great page and great story..TFS!!! take care, hugs!!!

Connie Mercer said...

Love this Cindy!!! So GOOOD!!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

All I can say is WOW. My goodness, your hubby is a very brave and very talented man. My heart goes out to you in this situation and I commend him for his wonderful deed. He helped save many lives that day. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. What an amazing page, my friend.