Ernest Novak’s Remarkable Combat Photos

As a youngster Ernest Novak learned photography from his dad. Like most grunts he carried a camera in his pack. Fifty-three years after we served in Delta 1-7 Cav’s third platoon we spoke by phone. A few days earlier he’d sent a few of his extraordinary flicks.

“Got any more flicks?” I asked.

He sent 300.

“Doc, do as you please with them,” he said.

Here are 142 of Ernest Novak’s remarkable photos taken in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970.