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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Philip G. Howlett
August 24, 1981
In 1965, when he was a young LIFE photographer in Santo Domingo covering the Dominican uprising, Bill Eppridge came, literally, within an inch of his life. A bullet from a .50-caliber spotting rifle barely missed his head and tore a hole in the wall behind him. "It was a tracer round," says Eppridge. "I could feel the heat of the phosphorus when it went by me."
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August 24, 1981

Letter From The Publisher

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The tour of Ayer continued in a somewhat altered mood. "He didn't quite know whether to laugh or not," says Eppridge, laughing.

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