02:43 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 06/08/2014 10:30AM
Even 42 years later, Nick Ut can still remember June 8, 1972: The day he took the photo that changed his life.
"It was on Highway 1 by the Cambodian border," he told PEOPLE recently. When he took the photo, Ut was a young photographer with the Associated Press, covering the war that was destroying his native country.
On the morning of June 8, Ut saw a group of refugees traveling down the highway. The South Vietnamese army had been fighting the Viet Cong outside the villages there, and the people living in the area were forced to flee.
Ut was on the scene when South Vietnamese planes, thinking the refugees were Viet Cong, started bombing them.
"There were a lot of people dead – a lot of children," he recalls. He was about to turn back when he saw the final plane drop its bombs.
Originally posted 02/04/2014 10:40AM
Juan Pablo Galavis, former pro soccer player, single father and star of this season's The Bachelor, is blogging for PEOPLE.com each week about the ladies, the dates and the difficult decisions he faces. You can also follow Juan on Twitter @JuanPaGalavis.
I have to admit, things are getting real on The Bachelor.
Vietnam, a wonderful country that I never thought I would visit.
I definitely wanted to take Renee on my first one-on-one date. Back in L.A., when I first saw her in the mansion, Renee was standing in the back of the living room. She wasn't trying to grab my attention, she was just being herself and I felt that she was exactly like me when I was on The Bachelorette. I knew she came to see if I was the man of her life.
Renee (along with Cassandra) is one of my special ones because she is a mom. I definitely didn't want to waste her time because she was away from her son, Ben. My first date in Vietnam was exploring the city of Hoi An and I thought it was the perfect chance to see if something was between us.
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