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.
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