Tony Vaccaro: Photographed War From a Soldier’s Perspective

From a New York Times obit by Richard Goldstein headlined “Tony Vaccaro, 100, Dies; Photographed War From a Soldier’s Perspective”:

As a high school student in the New York City suburbs, Tony Vaccaro became intrigued by photography. Two months after graduation, when he was inducted into the Army during World War II, he showed a captain the photos he had taken for his yearbook and requested an assignment as a combat photographer with the Signal Corps.

“The pictures are great,” the officer told him. But since he had no experience in combat and was too young to be a seasoned photographer, he was rejected.