LIFE Behind the Picture: Larry Burrows’ ‘Reaching Out,’ 1966

Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (center, with bandaged head) reaches toward a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight south of the DMZ, Vietnam, October 1966.
Behind the Picture
'60s
Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

LIFE.com revisits one of the most indelible, searing photographs made during the long, divisive war in Vietnam. Read More

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