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Encyclopedia > Dickey Chapelle
Chapelle at the Don Phuc command post on the Vietnam-Cambodia border, 1964.
Chapelle at the Don Phuc command post on the Vietnam-Cambodia border, 1964.

Dickey Chapelle, born Georgette Louise Meyer (1918November 4, 1965), was an American photojournalist known for her work as a war correspondent from World War II through the Vietnam War. Image File history File links Dickey_Chapelle. ... Image File history File links Dickey_Chapelle. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Sports photojournalists at Indianapolis Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (i. ... A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories first-hand from a war zone. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US wounded...

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Early life

Chapelle was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin. By the age of sixteen, she was attending aeronautical design classes at MIT. She soon returned home, where she worked at a local airfield, hoping to learn to pilot airplanes instead of merely designing them. However, when her mother learned that she was also having an affair with one of the pilots, Chapelle was forced to live in Florida with her grandparents. Shorewood is a village located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is one of the worlds leading research institutions in science and technology, as well as in numerous other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...


Eventually, she moved to New York, and met her future husband, Tony Chapelle, and began working as a photographer sponsored by Trans World Airlines. She eventually became a professional, and later, after fifteen years of marriage, divorced Tony, and changed her first name to Dickey. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ... A Douglas DC-3 is prepared for takeoff from Columbus, Ohio in 1940. ...


Despite her mediocre photographic credentials, Chapelle managed to become a war correspondent photojournalist for National Geographic, and with one of her first assignments, was posted with the Marines during World War II. A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories first-hand from a war zone. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World...


After the war, she travelled all around the world, often going to extraordinary lengths to cover a story in any war zone. She later learned to jump with paratroopers, and usually travelled with troops. This led to frequent awards, and earned the respect of both the military and journalistic community. An American Paratrooper using a MC1-B series parachute Paratroopers are soldiers trained in parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force. ...

Henri Huet's poignant photograph of Chapelle receiving the last rites in Vietnam.

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Later life

Despite early support for Fidel Castro [1], Dickey was an outspoken anti-Communist, and loudly expressed her pro-American views at the beginning of the Vietnam War. Chapelle was killed by a landmine in Vietnam, on November 4, 1965; her last moments were captured in a photograph by Henri Huet. She became the first war correspondent killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed during battle. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (pron. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US wounded... Various anti-tank and anti-personnel land mines A landmine is a type of self-contained explosive device which is placed onto or into the ground, exploding when triggered by a vehicle or person. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Books and papers by Dickey Chapelle

Chapelle, Dickey 1942 Needed-- women in government service. R.M. McBride ASIN B0006APU18


Chapelle, Dickey 1943 Girls at work in aviation. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc ASIN B0007E68ZA


Chapelle. Dickey 1944 How planes get there, (Young America's aviation library, prepared by Aviation research associates) # Harper & brothers ASIN B0007J18NW


Chapelle, Dickey 1962 What's a woman doing here?: A reporter's report on herself Morrow ASIN B0006AXN80


Chapelle, Dickey 1962 How Castro Won. In: Modern Guerrilla WarFare Fighting Communist Guerrilla Movements (Franklin Mark Osanka editor). Free Press of Glencoe (Macmillan) NY. 325-335.


Wisconsin State Historical Society, Archives Division. The Dickey Chapelle Papers, 1933-1967. Madison, WI


Biography

Deakman, Elizabeth. "Dickey Chapelle's Lifelong Quest...." Vietnam (Spring 1989): pp. 8 & 61 64. Per.Female war correspondent/photographer, WWII & VN, with US Marines. Reportedly the first woman journalist KIA taken from MILITARY WOMEN SINCE WWII carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/Bibliographies/ ReferenceBibliographies/JournalismMedia/since1941.doc


Ostroff, Roberta 2001 Fire In The Wind: The Life of Dickey Chapelle Bluejacket Books ISBN 1557504199


Awards

  • Overseas Press Club's George Polk Award for best reporting in any medium, requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad
  • National Press Photographers Association 1963 "Photograph of the Year" award for her photograph of a combat-ready marine in Vietnam
  • Distinguished Service Award, presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association

-1... History The National Press Photographers Association was founded in 1946. ...

Trivia

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External links

  • Biography at photobetty.com

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Dickey Chapelle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Dickey Chapelle, born Georgette Louise Meyer (1918—November 4, 1965), was an American photojournalist known for her work as a war correspondent from World War II through the Vietnam War.
Despite her mediocre photographic credentials, Chapelle managed to become a war correspondent photojournalist for National Geographic, and with one of her first assignments, was posted with the Marines during World War II.
Chapelle was killed by a landmine in Vietnam, on November 4, 1965; her last moments were captured in a photograph by Henri Huet.
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