Al Chang, 85, a combat news photographer who covered three wars and whose best-known image showed a U.S. infantryman in the Korean conflict weeping in another soldier’s arms, died Sept. 30 at a veterans care center in Honolulu.

Chang, a lifelong Hawaiian, had been in ill health since two strokes and triple-bypass surgery in the mid-1990s. His leukemia was recently diagnosed. His Korean War picture, taken Aug. 28, 1950, shows a distraught soldier who has learned that his replacement as a radio operator had been killed. In vivid contrast, it also shows a corpsman in the background sifting through casualty information with apparent detachment.

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