Sunday, September 23, 2018 |
Department: Great Escapes —
Topic: Civilization —
A Fiery Cup
Vietnam's Napalm Girl & the Goodness of God
by Terrell Clemmons
Kim Phuc Phan Thi was eight years old in 1972, number six in a line of eight siblings, and her childhood was everything a childhood should be. Carefree, abundant, alive. Although her village was seeing more "forest people" (her word for the tunnel-dwelling, Communist-backed Viet Cong rebels who came out at night), she did not bother herself with the adult goings-on of war. There were games to play, books to read, and a jungle of guava trees to climb. She was especially devoted to CaoDai, the . . .
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