CNBC.com, by Joseph Wade, November 19, 2016
By his own admission, photographer Tony Vaccaro has been very lucky.
The veteran shutterbug and World War II veteran was actually wounded in action—more than once—when fighting abroad, he told CNBC this week.
“I did the war, Omaha beach to Berlin, and I was wounded twice, and I could have gotten killed many times. It was luck. Luck. Luck. Luck,” Vaccaro said at his pop-up exhibit in New York City, where a clutch of his photographs were on display.
Vaccaro, highly decorated with medals such as the Legion of Honor from France, the World Press Photo Gold Medal, and the Art Director’s Gold Medal, is the subject of HBO documentary, “Under Fire: The untold story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro.” The story illustrates how the photographer documented the conflict as he fought with the 83rd Infantry Division.