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From Feb. 4 Obit: “George Esper, the tenacious Associated Press correspondent who refused to leave his post in the last days of the Vietnam War, remaining behind to cover the fall of Saigon, has died. He was 79. ‘George was most famous for his journalistic chops, his courage and tenacity, particularly in Vietnam. But those lucky enough to know him will celebrate his enormous generosity and boundless good cheer,’ said Kathleen Carroll, AP's executive editor and senior vice president. Besides covering stories, Esper mentored young reporters in the AP and aspiring journalists he taught as a college professor (West Virginia University). Esper earned accolades for breaking important stories and logged 10 years in Vietnam, the last two as AP's bureau chief. He regularly wrote AP's daily war roundup, a comprehensive story that was a fixture in many American and foreign newspapers.”
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/30377997/detail.html#ixzz1lQp10sBO Read More 
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