BERLIN – Kim Phuc, generally known as the ‘Napalm Woman’ pictured in an iconic 1972 Vietnam Battle photograph, is receiving a 10,000 euro ($11,350) award in Germany for her peace work.
Organizers of the Dresden Prize say the 55-year-old, who now lives in Canada, is being honored Monday for her help of UNESCO and kids wounded in conflict, and for talking out publicly in opposition to violence and hatred. Previous recipients embrace former Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev and American civil rights activist Tommie Smith.
Phuc was 9 when South Vietnamese airplane dropped napalm bombs on her village, believing it harbored enemy North Vietnamese troops.
The scene of Phuc operating down a highway crying, bare and with burns throughout her physique, was captured by Related Press photographer Nick Ut , successful a Pulitzer Prize in 1973.