2-Hensinger-Jim-19682-Hensinger-Jim-2013As a 22-year old paratrooper in Vietnam 44 years ago, Academy member James Speed Hensinger captured his unit’s blinding blitz of a Viet Cong sniper nest in mesmerizing photographs.

But his professional-quality pictures captured world-wide attention last year, after he posted his photos online. They went viral and were published in several media outlets, including the Daily Mail (London)’s lead story on June 20. James faults a few sections of the Daily Mail story for slight inaccuracies, but discounts the errors as nothing of real import.

You won’t want to miss his astounding photos and their riveting back-story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345454/Incredible-Vietnam-War-photos-moment-American-troops-unleash-hell-Viet-Kong-sniper-hills-Army-camp.html.

Here are a few of the photos, which we think you’ll enjoy, but larger versions are on the Daily Mail website.2-VietNamPhotos-Hensinger-2